The website states there are 117 children from babies upwards waiting for adoption.
There is very little else on the website really. It does say they hold #play events' where prosepctive adopters ( stage 2 and above) are able to come to some events and play ( ? view) children who are waiting for adoption.
To me, an adopter from over a decade ago, this type of event would make me recoil in horror.
It is like going to an animal rehome place and 'choosing' something to come and live with you as you like the look of them.
I do know that since adopt southwest came into existence, there has been mass resignation and movement of staff and adoption placements have plummeted.
So much for systems working in the best interests of children.
Certainly , the post adoption support SW team as I accessed it , no longer exists.
I have had looks and comments of horror from people when I've explained how 'Children who Wait' worked...there is nothing pleasant about seeing children who have been neglected and abused lined up in a magasines, websites or play event.....it upsets me every time I think about my two little ones appearing on the CWW website...but I cant think of a better alternative...not many people would adopt blind as it were.... but on the wider issue of adopt southwest...there does seem to be a problem with this overly large organisation...I am about to contact them for some post adoption support, I am not looking forward to it....
Mum to DD Lapwing (13) & DS Peewit (12) Married to Mr Mudlark
At least up here the regional agency has been split into three sub RAAs - ok we are in the pilot area - and the pilot area for the sub-RAA as well. so far experience has been good with One Adoption West Yorkshire, but it is very varied I know depending on SW it seems. The meet and play events do seem to be common as a lot of prospective adopters apparently want to see children not just read about them. We refused to even have photos till link was confirmed with Sqk
Married to Droroin, Mum to DS Sqk (12) moved in Oct 13