On the day, during the Jummah Khutbah, mosques across the country will talk about the important role adoptive parents play and the demand for adopters from a variety of backgrounds to come forward to meet the current gaps within the sector which sees a lack of BAME adoptive parents.
There are a number of barriers and misconceptions that deter BAME people from taking the next step in adopting a child despite expressing the desire to do so.
From data that was conducted, here are some concerns that individuals have about adopting:
We know that Black and Asian children are disproportionately represented within the care system and we urgently need to work on bridging these gaps and making adoption a more accessible option for BAME Muslim individuals who wish to adopt.
There has been keen interest from within the communities who would like to adopt but may have concerns they want to address and this day provides ample opportunity for people to seek advice and guidance on the next steps to make that journey possible.
There are many ways in which people from all different backgrounds and ages can be part of Adoption Friday 2021 and make a huge difference to the lives of struggling children across the UK.
We have specifically written a Jummah Khutbah on the topic of adoption which you can join. Mosques will nationally deliver the Adoption Friday sermon and help raise awareness of the importance of adoption.
It is really easy to get involved, we can provide you with all the assistance you need, along with marketing material to help raise awareness among your community.
You could become part of this special day and volunteer your time to help keep everything running smoothly on the day. Get in touch and we can tell you what volunteering opportunities we have for you.
Can't do any of the methods mentioned previously, don't worry. You could still spread the message of Adoption Friday on your social media and help to generate interest and awareness about what we are doing.