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Adoption Journey - First Steps

What are the first steps in your adoption journey?

We’re committed to making the process as smooth as possible for everyone taking part. But we do have to work within the statutory framework put in place by the Government. Here’s how it works:

 

Initial contact

When you contact us, you’ll have a telephone discussion with a duty social worker from the Adoption Team. We will ask you to come to an Information Evening, which will give you the opportunity to find out more and decide if adoption is right for you.

 

Information Evening

Our small, informal adoption information evenings are held once a month (see below) and are the perfect opportunity for you to understand more about adoption and about the process.  You’ll have the chance to ask as many questions as you wish, we'll also try to have one of our adoptive parents there too, who will share their story.  If you decide to proceed, we’ll arrange an initial interview.

 

Initial interview

At this meeting a social worker will discuss with you in more detail what is involved and answer any questions you may prefer to ask in private. It’s a chance to have an informal chat about why you want to adopt and for us let you know more about the assessment process.

 

Following the initial interview, we will discuss with you, the timing of your progression to Stage 1 and the completion of the Registration of Interest (ROI).

 

If you would like to talk to a member of our team call us on 01234 718718 or 

email adoptionandfostering@bedford.gov.uk

 

Adoption Information Evenings 

Wednesday 15 November 2017 - 18.15 - 20.30

Wednesday 13 December 2017 - 18.15 - 20.30

Wednesday 10 January 2018 - 18.15 - 20.30

Wednesday 07 February 2018 - 18.15 - 20.30

Wednesday 07 March 2018 - 18.15 - 20.30

Wednesday 04 April  2018 - 18.15 - 20.30

Wednesday 02 May  2018 - 18.15 - 20.30

Wednesday 06 June  2018 - 18.15 - 20.30

Wednesday 04 July  2018 - 18.15 - 20.30

Wednesday 01 August  2018 - 18.15 - 20.30

Wednesday 05 September  2018 - 18.15 - 20.30

Wednesday 03 October 2018 - 18.15 - 20.30

Wednesday 07 November 2018 - 18.15 - 20.30

Wednesday 05 December  2018 - 18.15 - 20.30

 

These are all held at Bedford Borough Hall, Cauldwell Street, Bedford, MK42 9AP.  Please call 01234 718718 or email  adoptionandfostering@bedford.gov.uk to book a place.

 

Parking is available on site. Please ask when you arrive.

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