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.

Drop-in information session Dundee

Could you give a child a family for life, through adoption or fostering? Dundee City Council are holding a drop-in information session at Charleston Community Centre, Dundee on 28 January between 10am and 12 noon. Go along to talk with their foster carers, adopters and social work staff about their experiences of fostering and adoption. Find out if you could give a child a family for life because everybody needs somebody. To find out more contact Lynsey on Tel: 01382 436002, email or visit

Exploring adoption events - Leeds, Manchester, Liverpool and Birmingham

After Adoption are a voluntary adoption agency providing adoption support services for people at every stage of their adoption journey. The 'Families that Last' team assesses and approves adopters across the North West, North Wales, Leeds and Yorkshire and the Midlands. Go along to their Exploring Adoption event to meet the team and find out more about the process and the children who are waiting. They will also be able to tell you about the highly-recommended post-adoption support services they offer, including SafeBase, a therapeutic parenting support programme. It is an informal event and you can just drop in, or give them a call in advance and they can send you an information pack.

Leeds
Thursday 22 January 2015, 5.30-8pm, The Queens Hotel, City Square, Leeds, LS1 1PJ

Manchester
Tuesday 20 January 2015, 5.30-8.pm at The Arora Hotel, 18 Princess Street, Manchester, M1 4LY*
Wednesday 4 March 2015, 5.30-8pm, The Lesbian and Gay Foundation, 5 Richmond Street, Manchester, M1 3HF

Liverpool event
Wednesday 28 January 2015, 5.30-8pm, The Liner Hotel, Lord Nelson Street, Liverpool, L3 5QB

Birmingham
First Tuesday of each month, 4.30-7.30pm, 1st Floor West, New Oxford House, 16 Waterloo Street, Birmingham, B2 5UG

Or why not attend a drop-in session in Manchester or Liverpool?

Families that Last also regularly host drop-in sessions at the Head Office in Manchester and Liverpool Office. Anyone who would like to find out more about adoption is welcome to come along and discuss their questions with a member of the team. These are held in Manchester every Wednesday between 10am-4pm and in Liverpool on the first Wednesday of every month between 12-6pm.

For more information on any of these events contact Emma on Tel: 0300 456 2656; Email; or visit

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.

For information on dates and venues, and to reserve your place visit

Thinking about adoption in Gateshead?...

... but not sure where to start?... Start your journey with Gateshead Council. Go along to their information evening in Bewicks, Gateshead Civic Centre, Regent Street, Gateshead, NE8 1HH on Thursday 4 December 2014 at 5.30-7pm 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 us. You need to be over 21 and able to offer a child or a sibling group a loving and supportive family. They will explain the process of adoption and you can ask questions, meet some of the team and speak to people who have adopted with Gateshead Council.

For further information or to book a place please contact Judith Auty on Email call 0191 433 6388 or visit. Their experienced and friendly team provide advice in a relaxed and confidential atmosphere.

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 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: 18 December 14

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