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Gearing up for National Adoption Week

October 02, 2019

National Adoption Week - Adoptive family hugging

It seems impossible, but National Adoption Week is less than two weeks away! That means that adoption agencies like us are gearing up for a week of activity, aiming to raise the profile of adoption and the difference it can make to vulnerable children in care.

National Adoption Week 2019 takes place between Monday 14th – Sunday 20th October. This year’s campaign will focus on the need to find parents for those children who wait longest in care, including sibling groups, older children and those from black and minority ethnic (BAME) backgrounds.  It will highlight the shortage of adopters in the UK, bust some of the myths surrounding adoption and encourage people from all walks of life to consider whether they could become an adoptive parent.

Once again, our amazing adopters will be supporting our campaign by sharing their journeys and experiences during the week. We are so grateful to those families for taking the time to support us and for being so honest about their experiences as an adoptive family. Keep an eye on our Latest News page to read their stories as soon as they’re published.

We will also be releasing a series of new films, which have been created by one of our fabulous adoptive families. Throughout the week, they’ll be busting some of the myths around adoption. Think you can’t adopt? You could be wrong!

SFCS will also be undertaking a full-scale social media campaign throughout the week on Facebook and Twitter. And you can help!

We’ll be busy sharing real adoption stories, fantastic films and animations, and loads of useful information and advice about adoption. Even if you don’t feel that adoption is right for you, you can still support this important campaign by liking, sharing and re-tweeting the posts you see on our Facebook and Twitter pages. This will help us to spread our message to a larger audience and really raise the profile of adoption across our region.

This year’s campaign will be using the hashtag #YouCanAdopt – please use it whenever you can to boost the message.

We’re not just busy online – we’d love to see you in person too! During National Adoption Week, we are hosting an adoption information event at 10.30am on Saturday 19th October.  This event will enable potential adopters to find out more about the adoption process in a relaxed, no-pressure atmosphere and ask any questions they may have.

Thank you all for your help and support. We look forward to sharing National Adoption Week with you all this autumn – it promises to be a fantastic week.

 

Anyone interested in finding out more about adoption can call our offices on 01908 572700. Alternatively, you can use our Contact Us page and you’ll find loads of information on our I’d like to adopt page.


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