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Virtual Picnic

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Honeybee45 · 25/06/2020 11:01

Hi we are a few weeks into stage 2, booked in at panel in September and we have been invited to attend a virtual picnic in a couple of weeks. Has anyone else had experience of attending a virtual picnic as we really don't know what to expect? Thanks

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Ted27 · 25/06/2020 21:40

Is this a single child and potential match or lots of children and adopters?

Honeybee45 · 26/06/2020 07:17

@Ted27 this is several children and potential adopters or newly approved adopters, I believe normally they actually have a picnic that both the children, their foster carers and the adopters attend but because of lockdown it is being held virtually instead. I'm just not sure what to expect and wondered if anyone else had attended one

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Jellycatspyjamas · 26/06/2020 09:23

I have to be honest, when we were going through matching we refused to do “activity day” type things because it just made me uncomfortable - I’d be even less likely to do it online.

I don’t have any idea how they’re proposing to do it but what are they going to tell the children concerned? We’re going to have a picnic online so parents can decide if they want you? I’d be deeply uncomfortable about it.

Ted27 · 26/06/2020 13:13

These were not so much of a thing when I was being matched but had become very common.

I'm struggling with seeing how it would work on line to be honest

Honeybee45 · 26/06/2020 17:52

I’ve had some more information today from the sw and have been advised it will just be short video clips of the children and/or photos and then some information on them supplied by their sw. There will be links if we would like further information/have questions or to express an interest. The link to the information and videos will only be available online for a couple of hours

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Ted27 · 26/06/2020 18:18

so not quite a picnic then ! Sounds a good a way as any I suppose.

Its better I think that the children arent 'live' but you can get more of an idea of personality

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