Monday 14th to Sunday 20th October is National Adoption Week 2019. During the week, we’ll be joining with our friends and colleagues at First 4 Adoption and agencies across the country to help bring issues around adoption to wider public attention.
 
This year’s National Adoption Week focuses particularly on those children who tend to wait the longest for adoptive families. These priority groups include children from Black and Minority Ethnic backgrounds, children in sibling groups, older children and those with complex health needs or those that are disabled – all groups that Adoption Focus has a long history of finding loving families for.
  
 
 
 
To help broadcast the key messages of National Adoption Week there will also be a link-up with The Guardian online with a series of articles set to be published, including pieces on:
 
• Myth busting
• Adoption in faith communities
• Adoption in BAME communities
• The importance of adoption support
• The characteristics needed to be an adopter
 
We’ll be active on social media throughout the week, sharing stories, statistics and information. We’ll also be hosting an extra information event to allow us to talk with potential adopters in person, give people the opportunity have their specific questions answered and perhaps take their first step toward starting the adoption process with us.
 
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Our special National Adoption Week information event will be a lunchtime event at our Marston Green, Birmingham head office on Wednesday 16th October. For this event there’s no presentation and no need to book a place - just drop into our office between 12pm and 2pm, have an informal, private conversation with a member of our Ofsted Outstanding rated team and take home an information pack.
 
Follow National Adoption Week 2019 on our social media channels and via #YouCanAdopt.