North West residents are being urged to consider adoption to give babies, who cannot remain with birth families, the best start in life.
Here at Adoption Now, the local authorities’ regional adoption agency, we have more than 80 children waiting for adoption at any one time. Currently, around half of these children are under the age of two.
Karen Barrick, Head of Service at Adoption Now, said: “Historically, young babies waiting for adoption has been quite rare, but we’ve seen a significant change in this trend in recent months.
“Our children come from a wide range of backgrounds, ethnicities and religions and they all deserve safe, secure and loving homes. We’re especially keen to find homes for these babies as soon as possible to allow them every opportunity to grow and fulfil their potential.”
In our search to find more families we are hosting a special information evening aimed at people who can consider adopting a baby on Wednesday 29th May from 5pm – 7:30pm. There will be a presentation at 5:30pm and plenty of time to talk to expert social workers and current adopters whilst enjoying a cup of tea.
The evening will talk attendees through the process, answer questions about the children waiting for adoption and bust popular myths, such as “adoption takes too long!” in fact, the process takes just six months from deciding to go ahead to being approved as adopters.
If you’re considering adoption or have any burning question get in touch with us, we're here to help you and get you started on your adoption journey; whether you are single or in a relationship, renting or home-owning, or even if you’re that little bit older, as long as you have room in your hearts and home we need you.
For venue information and to book your place on our information evening contact 01203 336096.