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Share your story this National Adoption Week!

August 19, 2016


Here at SFCS, preparations for National Adoption Week are already taking shape.

National Adoption Week 2016 begins on Monday 17th October and this year’s theme is #SupportAdoption

As always, the need to find families for the most vulnerable children remains the central focus of the NAW campaign. But this year, it will also aim to reflect other aspects of adoption; exploring the challenges and rewards of adoptive parenting, demystifying the adoption process, sharing examples of best practice, and celebrating real adopters.

National Adoption Week always does a fantastic job of raising the profile of adoption across the UK, with national coverage in the press, on the radio and on the television.

We want to do our bit to raise the profile of adoption at a local level, and we would really like your support in achieving this.  Last year, the highlight of our campaign were the real adoption stories which were featured on our website throughout the week.  We are so grateful to the six adoptive families who agreed to share their stories with us.

We’d like to feature some new stories on the website this National Adoption Week, as ‘real life’ stories from experienced adopters always have a huge impact when it comes to generating interest in adoption.  We’d be delighted to speak to any of our adopters, especially those who have accessed any of our adoption support services. 

Did you adopt a child through SFCS? What has the experience been like? Have you accessed adoption support services, and how have they helped you?

Please be assured, the web article would be entirely anonymous, and your privacy will be protected at all times. Nothing in the article will identify you, and we would not be looking to include any photographs of your family. Once the article is ready for the website, you will have final veto on the text – if there’s anything you’re not happy with, it won’t go in.

If you’d be happy to share your story this National Adoption Week, or would like to discuss options and find out more, please contact vickyh@sfcs.org.uk. Vicky can provide you with a list of questions to guide you as you write your story or, if writing isn’t your thing, she can chat to you on the phone about your experiences. Whatever makes you feel most comfortable is fine with us.

We hope you can support us with our National Adoption Week campaign and help us to raise the profile of the children who wait longest in the care system before finding their new, adoptive families. Thank you!


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