Saturday 28th September saw the first Adoption Activity Day to take place in the south-west, with the Families for Children staff team taking an active part.
Adoption Activity days are a new way of linking children waiting for adoption placements with adoptive parents. The children attend a fun day, with a whole range of activities and events, and this provides an opportunity for adoptive parents to meet them. Careful planning and preparation of the children and the adoptive parents takes place beforehand and the children are all accompanied by their foster carers.
55 children attended this event held in Dorset and took part in arts and crafts, a climbing tower, working with puppets, a magic show, juggling, building structures with boxes, face paining and many more fun activites. Over 20 sets of adopters attended, including several FFC families – 2 of which have already expressed an interest in the children they met at the event.
The day had a Disney theme and FFC staff entered into the spirit of the event by dressing up in costumes.
Another Adoption Activity day is planned for late November in Plymouth.
Graham Pellew, Deputy CEO, Families for Children