Adoption events near you

Upcoming recruitment and information events for adopters

Information evenings and recruitment days are a great way to find out more about adoption. You will learn more about the practicalities, and meet others involved in the process. Please see below for upcoming adoption events in 2014...

You can also look for fostering events in your area.

Gateshead adoption information evening

Thursday 2 October at 5.30-7.30pm at: The Lamesley Room at Gateshead Civic Centre.

Thinking about adoption but not sure where to start… Start your journey with Gateshead Council. Go along to their information evening in and find out all you need to know. You can be working or not, single or a couple and any sexual orientation, gender, ethnic origin, culture or age. So don’t rule yourself out before contacting them. You need to be over 21 and able to offer a child or a sibling group a loving and supportive family. We’ll explain the adoption process and you can ask questions, meet some of their team and speak to people who have adopted with Gateshead Council. Their experienced and friendly team will be providing advice in a relaxed and confidential atmosphere. For further information or to book a place: Email, call 0191 433 6388 or visit

Kent County Council Adoption Information Events

These events are a great way to learn more about adoption and to help you decide whether it's the right option for you.

Events are held several times a month across the county with the aim for potential adopters to attend an information event within ten working days of initial enquiry, depending on your availability.

You'll hear from adoptive parents about their experiences and find out more about the application process. Adoption social workers will be on hand to answer any questions you might have and to tell you more about the support and training available. You'll find out about some of the children in their care who need adoptive parents and what the next steps are if you decide that adoption might be right for you.

Please see below for upcoming dates, but as these can occasionally change, please visit for updated details.

Please also contact the Initial Enquiries Team on Tel: 03000 420002 or Email to book your place, as spaces are limited.

Thursday 9 October, 7pm-9pm at Lenham Community Centre, Groom Way, Lenham ME17 2QT

Tuesday 21 October, 7pm-9pm at Ditton Community Centre, Kilnbarn Road, Ditton, Aylesford ME20 6AH

Reading adoption and fostering information evenings, Reading

Parents and Children Together (PACT) runs informal evenings for couples or individuals interested in adoption or fostering. Each event is led by a PACT social worker and will include a talk from someone who has adopted or fostered through PACT.

Please contact Jayne Stonestreet for more information on: Tel: 01189 387 600, Email or visit

Peterborough Adoption

Peterborough Adoption are a small, dynamic, local authority agency with impressive approval rates, and are looking for new applicants.

Because they're focused on finding the best possible matches for their children in care, they don’t recruit to a specific criteria. So whether you are single or in a relationship, whatever your age, ethnicity or sexuality, if you can provide a loving, stable home to children or sibling groups aged from birth to eight years old, then they would like to talk to you. With guaranteed call backs within one working day, a range of ongoing training and support and access to their post-matching “Stay and Play” events, Peterborough Adoption are with you every step of the way.

If you’re starting a new family or looking to add to your existing one, find out more about adopting with Peterborough at one of their upcoming information sessions where members of the team will be on hand to answer your questions and, if you feel the time is right, help you to take the next steps.

Sessions take place on the following Tuesdays and Thursdays: 2 October; 4 November; 4 December. For times, venues and to reserve your place visit

North East Adoption Information Events

Do you have questions about adoption? Durham County Council information events are a great chance for you to go along and chat with their experienced social workers and adoptive parents to find out what adoption is all about. You don't need to book a place and can call in any time throughout the session. They are happening on the following days:

For further information please contact: Lisa Richardson on Tel: 03000 269 400, Email or visit

Staffordshire County Council Adoption Information Meeting

Staffordshire County Council are holding adoption sessions providing information about adopting with them and what it is really like. The sessions are friendly, relaxed and are led by their specialised social workers. Go along, take all the information away with you and just listen. There's also the option to have a confidential chat with one of their social workers.

Find out more by contacting Andrea Chapman on Tel: 01785 278407
Email or visit

Hampshire County Council - Adoption Information Session

These are ongoing, fortnightly evening sessions
Call now to find out more and book an information session

Contact Helen Field on Tel: 01489 587052
Email or visit
Hampshire County Council Adoption flyer (2.9 MB)

London Borough of Barking and Dagenham information events

Please go along to one of their open adoption information events in the flyer below. For further information please Tel: 020 8227 5555 or Email. Details of upcoming events can be found on their website
London Borough of Barking and Dagenham events (576 KB)

London Borough of Brent adoption information evenings

Adoption information evenings take place on the first Thursday of the month excluding January and August.

Contact Vanessa Simpson on Tel: 020 8937 4525 Email or visit

Adoption North London information evenings

Adoption North London is a partnership of six agencies: Barnet, Camden, Enfield, Hackney, Haringey and Islington. If you're thinking about creating a family through adoption, find out everything you need to know at one of their information sessions. Please contact them on Tel: 0800 694 0101 or Email to book a place. Details of events can be found on their website.

Adoption information evenings in Milton Keynes

St Francis' Children's Society holds adoption information evenings on the first Wednesday of every month.

For more information, please visit, Email or Tel: 01908 572700.

St Francis' Children's Society flier (0.9 MB)

Interested in adoption in Enfield?

Every year, there are thousands of children throughout the UK needing a new permanent family. In Enfield, there are children from many different backgrounds, cultures and religions, and Enfield adoption service needs new families to reflect this. Children may be placed for adoption as single children, or with their brothers or sisters.

Enfield adoption service will ensure families get all the information and support they need, both before and after adoption. Adopting is about making a real difference to a child’s life.

For more information Tel: 020 8379 8490, Email or visit.

Barnardo’s adoption and fostering information events

Barnardo’s fostering and adoption run regular information sessions at their projects across the UK.

Find out more about becoming an adoptive parent or a foster carer in your area by attending a Barnardo’s fostering and adoption information event near you.

Interested in adopting a child in Surrey or Kent?

Action for Children is looking for adopters for children whose lives can be transformed with the right care and support.

If you can offer a safe, caring home to vulnerable children, we can offer you excellent training and ongoing support.

By adopting, you'll make a real difference to a child's life. Our adopters come from many backgrounds, reflecting the children who need a new family. If you have any questions, whether it be about the assessment process, or to understand more about what it takes to become an adoptive parent, we want to hear from you.

To find out more call the South East adoption team on Tel: 01403 225 916 or find out more information on the Action for Children website

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Last updated: 30 September 14

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