Tag Archives: adoption

Fancy Fostering to Adopt? Come along to our Costa Coffee evenings this February

People eager to give a young child a loving and stable family life are being urged to drop in for a cuppa this February. Somerset County Council is specifically seeking people who want to embrace its rewarding Fostering to Adopt initiative for children aged 0 to 4 and older. Fostering to Adopt places a child […]

Somerset joins Adopt South West

A forward-thinking South West adoption partnership has announced its new member – Somerset County Council. The Council is the latest member of Adopt South West – a partnership of adoption agencies, made up of charities and local authorities from across the region. These include Barnardo’s, Devon County Council, Families for Children, Plymouth City Council, Torbay, […]

National recognition for Fostering and Adoption recruitment Service

The efforts of the team which recruits and trains foster carers in Somerset have been recognised for their innovative and helpful approach at a highly prestigious national awards ceremony last week. Somerset County Council’s Foster and Adoption Recruitment Service beat off tough competition to make it to the awards evening and were recognised as runners […]

Somerset’s new fostering and adoption website is a big hit

A fantastic new resource for people interested in fostering or adoption in Somerset has received thousands of views since its launch. There have been over 30,000 page views of Somerset County Council’s new-look website, http://www.fosteradoptsomerset.org.uk, for prospective foster carers and adopters, since it went live on Tuesday 20 January. During National Foster Care Fortnight 2015 […]

LGBT Adoption and Fostering Week

Somerset County Council is marking national LGBT Adoption and Fostering Week (2 – 8 March 2015) by holding an information event in Yeovil. Cllr Frances Nicholson, Cabinet Member for Children and Families at Somerset County Council, said: “We need people from all walks of life to consider fostering or adoption to give children in care […]

South West adoption agencies join forces to highlight urgent need for adopters for siblings

Somerset County Council, Action for Children, Clifton Children’s Society and five other local authorities in the South West have joined forces to celebrate National Adoption Week (3-9 November) with their open information event in Bridgwater entitled ‘We Belong Together’. This year, National Adoption Week is particularly highlighting the urgent need for adopters for siblings. Our […]

Siblings wait longer for adoption

The search for people to adopt brothers and sisters is being highlighted by Somerset County Council this National Adoption Week (3-9 November). In Somerset, and nationally, finding parents for sibling groups of children, particularly twins, is often difficult and the children stay in care longer than a single child would. During National Adoption Week (3-9 […]

First Adoption Activity Day for Somerset

Following the success of a bold new scheme to improve adoption matching, Somerset County Council held its first Adoption Activity Day on Saturday 1 March. The Activity Day was a themed pirate children’s party where approved adopters had the opportunity to meet children who are waiting to be adopted in a relaxed and informal setting. […]

LGBT Adoption and Fostering Event

To mark National LGBT Adoption and Fostering Week (3-9 March) Somerset County Council is holding an information event on Tuesday 4 March at the Holiday Inn Express in Taunton. The drop in information event will take place from 7-9pm in the evening and a presentation will be given by Somerset’s Adoption and Fostering Manager, Nicky […]