2018 Annual General Meeting - Outcome
Further to our Annual General Meeting on 21st April, 2018, we regret to announce that after 31 years, NPN must close.
The decision has not been taken lightly. It is in part due to a shortfall in Trustees willing to take on the task of running the organisation.
Prior to and during the AGM, the key issues were discussed and voted on. These included issues surrounding ongoing member confidentiality; how to manage any data currently held by NPN, both in digital and analogue form; the Sue Jackson Fund; which organisations might be suitable recipients for a donation from remaining NPN funds, and the provision of support for birth parents going forward, including where details of appropriate support and search organisation could be accessed.
A full report on the AGM will be published in the final edition of the NPN newsletter which we intend to distribute before the end of July, 2018.
It is a sad time for those affected by these issues, but we hope to utilise other means to keep spreading the message and providing help, in one form or another, to those needing support.
Whether you are a birth parent, birth relative, adopted adult or have been affected in some way by the difficulties that arise as a result of adoption, including forced or coerced adoption, NPN is here to help.
Natural Parents Network (NPN) is a self-help organisation run by those who have lost children to adoption.
We offer non-judgmental, confidential and independent support to those who have suffered such a loss.