Today’s post comes from Suddenly Mummy – can you tell us your experiences of activity days?
As a foster carer and adopter I’ve heard a lot about these events, but I’ve never actually been to one. Now the baby I am fostering has been referred to attend an event at the end of June, and I’m wondering what to expect.
If any adopters out there attended an activity day as part of their adoption journey, I’d love to hear your views. In particular I’d like to know what you were expecting from the foster carers that were there, and how you think I can best prepare myself for introducing my foster daughter to prospective adopters.
What sort of questions do you/did you have? What types of interactions worked best for you on the day? What can I do to make the process more valuable and worthwhile for prospective adopters that I might meet?
I would love to hear from any other foster carers or social work professionals too.
Of course I want to do my best for my foster daughter – she needs a new family! – but I also want to learn as much as I can through the experience, so I’d really appreciate your input.
Thanks in advance.