We are sad to say that we are reluctantly winding down the OPAN website, due to a lack of volunteers and general participation.
OPAN is a support group made up of parents of adopted children, and it has been run on a part-time basis by a core group of 4 people for the last 5 or so years.
Our family commitments have meant that we have been unable to dedicate as much time as we would like to the website and OPAN in general over recent years, and this combined with dwindling attendances at events such as picnics, coffee groups and committee meetings has made it difficult to continue.
Apologies to those of you who have requested to “join OPAN” over the last few years; we have unfortunately not been able to offer you much as an organisation.
However, it is not too late to step up.
If anyone has an interest:
- in becoming involved in the OPAN committee, please contact Steven.
- (and time) to take over and administer the website, please contact Ian.
- in setting up and moderating a facebook page, please contact Michele.
OPAN has the potential to once again meet a real need amongst families which have been formed through adoption, fostering, and Home for Life.
If you have a passion for facilitating supportive social connections, sharing information, and advocating for families formed in these ways, do get in touch.
It takes a village to raise a child.