Your key to adoption - National Adoption Week

Could you give a young child a secure and loving home?

Our information events are an excellent opportunity to find out the service Kent Adoption provides. We welcome adopters from all walks of life, including:

  • single adopters
  • LGBT adopters
  • adopters who are married, cohabiting or in civil partnerships.

We are looking for people who can provide loving forever homes to sibling groups of all ages, young children with medical needs, and those interested in the Foster to Adopt scheme.

We take pride in offering adopters a wide range of support, not only during their assessment period but also once the child has been adopted and beyond. Adopters can use our comprehensive post-adoption service which was described as being “Excellent” by Ofsted in March 2017, and even won an award for the Excellence in Adoption Practice Award during National Adoption Week in October 2017.

National Adoption Week

National Adoption Week is being held 14 to 20 October 2019. The year's campaign aims to find families for children who are waiting to be adopted, with the focus on children, who due to their needs are more difficult to find families for. We will therefore be focusing on finding adoptive parents for brothers and sisters whom need to be placed together.

If you are interested in finding out more about becoming an adopter with Kent, please come along to our National Adoption Week information event:

Date: Saturday 19 October 2019
Time: The event will open at 10am for the presentation to start at 10:30am, and will end at approximately 12:30pm. (You are required to attend the whole event). 
LocationOakwood House, Oakwood Road, Maidstone, ME16 8AE, 
To book: There’s no need to book to attend this event, you can just turn up on the day. Find out more about whether you could adopt.

At the event you will hear from:

  • members of staff as they give information about adoption and the assessment you will go through
  • Kent Adoptive parents who will speak about their journeys and the joys and challenges that adoption has brought to them.

There will be refreshments served and an opportunity for you to speak openly with staff and the adopters to ask any questions you might have.

This is the beginning of your adoption journey and it is important that you attend the whole event and if you are in a relationship, both people attend. You do not need to book but can just arrive on the day.

Adoption information events

Information events are another great way to learn more about adoption and the children who need adoptive families in Kent, here are the latest details of our upcoming events:

National Adoption Week event
Date: Saturday 19 October 2019, 10am
Location: Oakwood House, Maidstone

Date: Tuesday 12 November 2019, 6pm
Location: Oakwood House, Maidstone

Date: Wednesday 11 December 2019, 6pm
Location: Oakwood House, Maidstone

Information events

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