East Midlands adoption agency hits the road for 70th anniversary roadshow

Faith in Families – founded in 1948 – is an independent adoption agency based in Nottingham, working across the East Midlands.  This July it  marks its 70th anniversary when it hits the road and brings its ‘Find out about Adoption’ evenings to towns across the region.

There are currently over 2000 children across the UK  in the care of the local authority and awaiting adoption. Sadly this number is rising, yet fewer and fewer people are putting themselves forward to be forever parents to the children who need them.  Could you be someone who offers a vulnerable child that new start?

The details of the information evenings are as follows:

  • Newark: 3 July, 6pm – 8pm at Christ Church, Boundary Road, Newark, NG24 4AJ
  • Mansfield: 17 July, 6pm – 8pm at The Towers, Botany Ave, Mansfield, NG18 5NG
  • Derbyshire: 18 July, 6pm – 8pm at Arena Church, 1 Rutland St, Ilkeston, DE7 8DG
  • Melton Mowbray: 24 July, 6pm – 8pm at The Venue, Phoenix House, Nottingham Road, Melton Mowbray, Leics, LE13 0UL
  • Lincoln: 25 July, 6pm – 8pm at Tesco Community Room, Wragby Rd, Lincoln, LN2 4QQ

Parenting a child who has had a difficult start in life isn’t always easy, but Faith in Families supports adopters all the way. It prides itself on finding the best adopters and supporting them with excellent preparation and training, plus lifetime support if the going gets tough. The agency was rated Outstanding in its last five Ofsted inspections.

One adopter from Faith in Families said: ‘Since our boy has been placed with us, the support has felt like a steady stream. Faith in Families has made it their mission to provide the advice or point us in the right direction’.

The East Midlands urgently needs more adopters. Faith in Families encourages those interested in adoption to come along to one of their roadshow information evenings to find out more.

Laura Payne, Head of Professional Services at Faith in Families, said: ‘We welcome interest from couples and single people from all walks of life. We look for people to be fit and well, but having a disability or medical condition may not rule you out as a prospective adopter.

‘We particularly need adopters from Black and Mixed Heritage backgrounds and those who could adopt brothers and sisters together and avoid them being separated.

‘In partnership with nearby local authorities we are looking to recruit families who could foster a very young child for adoption, but where court proceedings are ongoing.’

Whether you’re considering adoption or simply want to find out more, visit the friendly and expert team at one of their events. Contact Faith in Families for more information – email enquiries@faithinfamilies.org or text the word ‘FAMILY’ to 88802.

 

Published in Meet the agencies on June 26, 2018