Adoption is a big life changing decision and there is some information that prospective adopters want to know before applying. Our information sessions are the best place to learn about what is involved before you make your decision to progress.
We host two online information sessions a month (one mid week and one weekend) and they last between 60 and 90 minutes. The session is hosted via a Zoom Webinar which ensures only the Adoption in Merseyside (AiM) staff will be seen on the screen which provides a secure and safe space for guests.
The session provides a brief overview of the adoption process and an adopter will also be invited on to talk about their experience. There is a live Q&A section at the end for our guests to ask any question they have about adoption; there is no such thing as a silly question.
The first part of the presentation explains the stages to become an approved adopter; the adopter criteria, the assessment process and timescales. It also explains the reasons why the children are currently in care and why we are looking for adopters who have loving and stable homes.
The second part of the presentation explains the support side of AiM, we have a dedicated team who support our adoptive families up until that child turn 18, sometimes older depending on that child’s needs.
Our favourite part is hearing the fantastic adopters, we invite an adopter on to talk honestly about their experience of going through the process and how it has changed their lives. At the end there is a chance for guests to ask any questions into the Q&A box and our staff will answer it live.
Book on to one of our information sessions here.