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Its National Adoption Week!!

Thursday, October 4th, 2018

National Adoption Week  

National Adoption week begins on 15th October 2018 and we are taking this opportunity to find families for the many children who are waiting for their forever family.


At present we need families who wish to become Concurrent Carers for babies and very young children:  This involves caring for a baby on a fostering basis while the birth parents are assessed and the Court makes a decision about the child’s  future.  If the the baby can safely return home, s/he will rehabilitated to his/her birth parents, if not the child will remain with the Concurrent foster carers and be adopted by them.


We are also looking for Adoptive Families for those children who wait the longest for their forever family.  these are usually children aged three or four and older; little brothers and sisters who want to remain together; or children who have some additional needs such as a developmental delay, or some behaviours caused by their early experiences of trauma.


We need families who have the love and understanding as well as the time and energy required to parent these children, and who have the love and support of people around them to share in the joys and challenges of parenting their child.


We at Family Care will be there for you at every stage of your own and your child’s journey; to help you understand your child’s needs and to make sure that you have the right support available to you.


If you would like to find out more about adopting with Family Care , we are hosting 2 Drop In Sessions where you will have the opportunity to speak with one of our experienced adoption social workers about the adoption process, and who can provide you with an Information Pack and answer any of your queries.


The Drop In Meetings are:


On                                  Wednesday 17 October

From                                5pm to 7pm

at:                                     Family Care Adoption Services Derry


Unit 9 Orchard Business Park

Pennyburn Industrial Estate,



Telephone:                        028 71 36 85 92


On                                 Tuesday 23 October

From                               5pm to 7pm

at:                                    Family Care Adoption Services Belfast


97, Malone Avenue



Telephone:                       028 90 69 11 33


If you are not available on these dates, we would be very happy to hear from you at any time Monday to Friday between 9 am – 5 pm, and we can arrange an alternative time to meet with you.


Thank you for your interest.


We look forward to hearing from you.