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Adoption & Fostering Information Events

8th September 2022

If you are interested in hearing more about becoming a foster carer or an adopter, we have a number of information events and information stands that take place throughout the year.

There is a mix of face-to-face events in local areas, as well as virtual information sessions at different times for anyone across Northern Ireland to attend, so there’s something to suit everyone.

We’ll also update our social media channels (Facebook, X and Instagram) with details of upcoming events and information stands.

Our teams would be delighted to see you and provide as much information as they can to help you make an informed decision about whether fostering or adoption is right for you and your family.

Links to the virtual sessions will be populated closer to each event.

 

Type of Event: Virtual fostering information session  – all welcome
Date: Wednesday 26 June 2024
Time: 7.30pm – 8.30pm
Join via MS TEAMS: Link to follow

 

Type of Event: Virtual fostering information session (Fostering Wednesday) – all welcome
Date: Wednesday 12 June 2024
Time: 1.00pm – 1.30pm
Join via MS TEAMS: Link to follow

 

Type of Event: Fostering information stand
Date: Saturday 8 June 2024
Time: TBC
Location: Armagh Show, Gosford Forest Park

 

Type of Event: Fostering information stand
Date: Saturday 8 June 2024
Time: 11.00am – 3.00pm
Location: Tesco, Lisnagelvin, Derry/ L’Derry

 

Type of Event: Fostering information stand
Date: Thursday 6 June 2024
Time: 11.00am – 2.00pm
Location: North Wing, Altnagelvin Hospital, Derry/L’Derry

 

Type of Event: Virtual fostering information session (hosted by Western’s fostering team – open all)
Date: Thursday 30 May 2024
Time: 7.30pm – 8.30pm
Join via MS Teams: Link to follow

 

Type of Event: Fostering information stand
Date: Thursday 30 May 2024
Time: 11.00am – 2.00pm
Location: South West Acute Hospital foyer, Enniskillen

 

Type of Event: Fostering information stand
Date: Thursday 30 May 2024
Time: 11.00am – 1.00pm
Location: Whiteabbey Hospital

 

Type of Event: Virtual fostering information session – no registration required. All welcome
Date: Wednesday 29 May 2024
Time: 7.30pm – 8.30pm
Join via MS Teams: Meeting ID: 338 563 920 814

Passcode: gsqG2b

 

Type of Event: Drop-in fostering information event
Date: Wednesday 29 May 2024
Time: 10.00am – 2.00pm
Location: The Pig’N’Frog Bistro Spencer Road, Derry / L’Derry

 

Type of Event: Adoption virtual information session (hosted by Western’s adoption team)
Date: Tuesday 28 May 2024
Time: 3.00pm – 5.00pm
Join via MS Teams: To register call 0800 0720 137 or email your contact details to: info@fostering.hscni.net

 

Type of Event: Fostering information stand
Date: Thursday 23 May 2024
Time: 11.00am – 2.00pm
Location: Ulster Hospital, Dundonald

 

Type of Event: Fostering information stand (outdoor)
Date: Saturday 18 May 2024
Time: 9.00am – 11.30am
Location: Craigavon Lakes Park Run, South Lakes Leisure Centre

 

Type of Event: Fostering information stand
Date: Thursday 16 May 2024
Time: 11.00am – 2.00pm
Location: Altnagelvin Hospital, North Wing

 

Type of Event: Fostering information stand
Dates & Times: Wednesday 15 May, 9.30am – 6.00pm

Thursday 16 May, 9.30am – 8.00pm

Friday 17 May, 9.30am – 7.00pm

Saturday 18 May, 9.30am – 6.00pm

Location: Eikon Exhibition Centre, Balmoral Show, Lisburn (stand 138)

 

Type of Event: Virtual fostering information session – no registration required. All welcome
Date: Wednesday 15 May 2024
Time: 1.00pm – 1.30pm
Join via MS Teams: Meeting ID: 352 301 255 786 

Passcode: wF8fgp 

 

Type of Event: Fostering information stand
Date: Saturday 11 May 2024
Time: 12noon – 5.00pm
Location: Lisburn Mayor’s Family Fun Day, Wallace Park

 

Type of Event: Life’s A Journey – Virtual fostering information event (no registration required. All welcome)
Date: Thursday 9 May 2024
Time:  7.30pm – 8.30pm
Join via MS Teams:  Meeting ID: 354 658 134 12 / Passcode: mrdao3

 

Type of Event: Fostering information stand
Date: Friday 3 & Saturday 4 May 2024
Time: 10am-5.30pm
Location: Belfast City Marathon Expo and Pack Collection, TEC Belfast

 

Type of Event: Life’s A Journey – Fostering information event (no registration required. All welcome)
Date: Thursday 2 May 2024
Time: 7.30pm – 9.00pm
Location: Bethany Community Hall, Limavady, BT49 9AQ

 

Virtual fostering information session – we’ll be on hand to tell you more about becoming a foster carer, all about support lodgings/STAY and fostering a child with a disability
Date: Tuesday 30 April 2024
Time: 6.30pm – 7.15pm
Join via ZOOM Meeting ID: 899 0856 6869 / Passcode 796148

 

Type of Event: Life’s A Journey – Fostering information event (no registration required. All welcome)
Date: Thursday 25 April 2024
Time: 7.30pm – 9.00pm
Location: Destined NW Disability Learning Centre, 1 Foyle Rd, Derry/L’Derry, BT48 6SQ

 

Type of Event: ‘Til I Grow Up – Fostering information event (Belfast and South Eastern event – registration required. Call 0800 0720 137 or email your details to: info@fostering.hscni.net to register)
Date: Thursday 25 April 2024
Time: 6.30pm – 8.30pm
Location:

Crowne Plaza Hotel, 117 Milltown Rd, Shaw’s Bridge, Belfast, BT8 7XP

 

Type of Event: Fostering information stand
Date: Thursday 25 April 2024
Time: 3pm – 5pm
Location: Community Roadshow, All Saints College, Glen Road, Belfast

 

Type of Event: Fostering information stand
Date: Thursday 25 April 2024
Time: 11.00am – 2.00pm
Location: Pop up Info Stand @ Downshire hospital Café Connect 11am-2pm

 

Type of Event: Virtual fostering information session -no registration required. All welcome
Date: Wednesday 24 April 2024
Time: 7.30pm – 8.30pm
Join via MS Teams: Meeting ID: 338 343 377 789

Passcode: YmvcYA

 

Type of Event: Fostering information stand
Date: Wednesday 24 April 2024
Time: 11.00am  – 1.00pm
Location: Larne Library

 

Type of Event: Fostering information stand
Date: Friday 19 April 2024
Time: 11am – 4pm
Location: Ballymoney Spring Fair

 

Type of Event: Fostering information stand
Date: Friday 19 April 2024
Time: 11.00am – 2.00pm
Location: North Wing,  Altnagelvin Hospital

 

Type of Event: Life’s A Journey – Fostering information event (no registration required. All welcome)
Date: Tuesday 16 April 2024
Time: 7.30pm – 9.00pm
Location:  Strabane Golf Club, 33 Ballycolman Rd, BT82 9PH

 

Type of Event: Fostering information stand
Date: Saturday 13 April 2024
Time: 2.00pm – 5.00pm
Location:  Daisy Hill Hospital

 

Type of Event: Fostering information stand
Date: Saturday 13 April 2024
Time: 9.00am – 1.00pm
Location: Newry Leisure Centre

 

Type of Event: Fostering information stand
Date: Saturday 13 April 2024
Time: 11.00am – 4.00pm
Location: Tesco, Lisnagelvin

 

Type of Event: Life’s A Journey – Fostering information event (no registration required. All welcome)
Date: Thursday 11 April 2024
Time: 7.30pm – 9.00pm
Location:  Omagh Fire Station, 1 Killybrack Rd, BT79 7DG

 

Type of Event: Life’s A Journey – Fostering information event (no registration required. All welcome)
Date: Wednesday 10 April 2024
Time: 7.30pm – 9.00pm
Location: Enniskillen Castle, BT74 7HL

 

Type of Event: Virtual fostering information session (lunchtime session – all welcome)
Date: Wednesday 10 April 2024
Time: 1.00pm – 1.30pm
Join via MS TEAMS: Meeting ID: 336 234 517 062

Passcode: TzQkY3

 

Type of Event: Fostering information stand
Date:  Friday 5 April 2024
Time: 11.00am – 2.00pm
Location: Omagh hospital foyer

 

Type of Event: Fostering information stand
Date: Thursday 4 April 2024
Time: 11.00am – 3.00pm
Location: Bloomfield Shopping Centre, Bangor

 

Type of Event: Fostering information stand
Date: Wednesday 3 April 2024
Time: 11.00am – 3.00pm
Location: Easter Bing Trail, Castle Espie, Comber

 

Type of Event: Fostering information stand
Date: Monday 1 April &  Tuesday 2 April 2024
Time: 11.00am – 5.00pm
Location: Montalto Easter Fair (free event)