The last three months of 2021 will be thematic for the team of the Complex for social services for children and families in Plovdiv. The month of October will be dedicated to the topic of Adoption. Free individual consultations with established experts – social workers and psychologists – are planned throughout October. They will be held after pre-registration on tel. 0884 100 383. The meetings will provide an opportunity to ask questions, discuss difficulties and challenges, receive guidance and advice.
CSSCF-Plovdiv again this year joins the initiative of the Bulgarian Association of Adoptees and Adopters “National information weeks for adoption”. A working meeting of professionals from Plovdiv and the region is planned together with the National Alliance for Social Responsibility. The aim is to establish a working partnership between the CPD and the CSSCF in cases of adopted children in monitoring the upbringing, observance of their rights and legitimate interests during the first two years of their adoption (two-year monitoring); to discuss opportunities for early and timely support.
Within the program of the Bulgarian Association “Adopted and Adoptive Parents” – BAOO “National Information Weeks for Adoption” will be a discussion and presentation of the book “Hope and Support for Adopted Adoptive Parents”. The event will provide space for asking questions, looking for answers, comments of interest to participants.
As part of the month of adoption, it is planned to hold an Adoption Support Group. The purpose of the meeting is to promote good practices for dealing with challenges in the adoption process and after it, exchange of experience and mutual assistance.
In 2021, the teams of NASO and CSSCF-Plovdiv conducted a survey that examines the problem of abandonment of adopted children, whose number is growing and adequate measures are needed to prevent the causes of this negative trend.
The team of CSSCF-Plovdiv and NASO dedicates a whole month to adoption, because in their daily work they see how extensive and significant the topic is and how many challenges lie behind the decision to adopt a child and the future life of each family.