Channel Islanders are being encouraged to look into foster care and adoption as part of National Adoption Week.
The national event is taking place this week but events in Jersey are set to continue.
Fostering & Adoption Jersey is setting up a series of pop-up sites across the Island where members of the public can stop for an informal chat and ask any questions they may have on either fostering or adoption.
The sessions are:
- Les Quennevais Sports Centre, Saturday 20 October, 10am – 4pm
- Ransoms Garden Centre, Monday 29 October, 10am – 4pm
- Tamba Park, Wednesday 31 October, 10am - 4pm
Susan Devlin from the organisation says it is important to dispel myths about age, gender and marital status so that people do not exclude themselves from the possibility of adoption.
More information on Jersey's adoption awareness campaign can be found here.
Meanwhile Guernsey's Children and Family Services say their focus is on foster care.
They can be contacted on 713230 or via email email@example.com
They also say that there are currently 'significant developments around adoption' on the island including progress is also being made on the reform of the Adoption Law and a newly developing service, the Reparative Care Team and
The team will take care of post adoption support services.