April 30, 2015
Great news in the adoption sector, as a new Adoption Link website is launched.
The new website includes some great new support features for both prospective adopters and existing adoptive families.
Adoptive families in the UK can register with the site, free of charge, to connect with other adopters in their local area and build their support networks. A new ‘playdate finder’ enables you to link up with adoptive families nearby with similar aged children, and you can seek advice and support from other adopters and adoption professionals on the Q & A board.
If you are an adoptive parent and not already registered with Adoption Link, you can find out more here.
There are also new tools for prospective adopters who are still on the road to becoming approved adopters. In a new departure for Adoption Link, you can now register to view children’s profiles before you have been approved, as long as you have already had your DBS check. This will help you to explore the profiles of children who are awaiting adoption, and aid your preparation for the ‘matching process’ once you have been approved.
You will also be able to upload your own profile to the site, so that family-finders across the UK can find you and learn something about what you can offer to a child in care. Click here for more information.
Here at SFCS, we place strong emphasis on supporting our adopters – before, during and after they have a child placed with them. We would encourage all of our prospective adopters to make use of the services offered by Adoption Link, but do please get in touch with us if you’d like to complete an adopter profile on the site. Your social worker is here to support you at every stage of your adoption journey, and they’ll be delighted to offer advice and help you make your profile as strong as possible!