National Adoption Week in Wales takes place from 12th to 18th October 2020.
This year we’re having a good chat – with adopters, professionals and the public about their stories, experiences and adoption questions.
You can join the conversations by attending one of our free lunchtime webinar events and listening to Wales’ first adoption podcast – available in both English and Welsh.
One of the best ways to find out more about adoption is to hear from people who have been there and done it.
In the first series of our Truth be told: Adoption stories podcast, a group of adopters from across Wales share their experiences with each other - from the first steps to post-adoption support.
First of six episodes released on Wednesday 14th October
Available in Welsh and English
Meet some of the families from our Truth be told: Adoption stories podcast.
No one knew each other before the podcast recording but within moments it was like listening to old friends talk. They laughed together, they cried together.
Now you can get to know them, too.
Wednesday 14 October, 12.30pm – 12.50pm
English / BSL*
Wednesday 14 October, 13.00pm – 13.20pm
Welsh / BSL*
In partnership with Pride Cymru, meet members of the LGBT+ community who have been successfully matched through the adoption process.
The session also includes advice from St David’s Children Society, whose adoption rate with LGBT+ adopters is higher than the UK average.
Hear their tips, honest stories, and answers to commonly asked questions.
We’re exploring the adoption process in Wales, the role language plays in families, and signposting adoption resources and support available in Welsh.
The panel will include a social worker and people who are first-language Welsh who have successfully been through the adoption process.
Friday 16 October, 12.30pm – 13.15pm
Welsh / BSL*
Interactive Q&A (questions will be submitted anonymously)
*Recordings with Welsh/English subtitles will be made available online after the live webinar events.
If you’re taking part in any of the events – let us know if they’ve generated any interest or further questions around adoption for you.
Talk to us @nas_cymru #LetsTalkAdoption #NationalAdoptionWeek
If you want more information about adoption, contact your local adoption agency.
If you live in England please visit First4Adoption for their National Adoption Week activity.
If you live in Scotland, please visit Adoption in Scotland, for their Adoption Week activity which takes place 16 – 20 November.