Get in touch and #CelebrateAdoption

Published: Monday 15th October 18

Do you want to be parent? Have you thought about adoption?

This week (October 15-19) is National Adoption Week, and Wandsworth Council is asking people to think about offering children a secure, loving, permanent home.

The theme of the week is #CelebrateAdoption, and the aim is to demystify the adoption process, share stores and encourage people to think about being parents to children who cannot live with their birth families.

In Wandsworth Council there are lots of families who have, or who are in the process of, adopting children,  including brothers and sisters.  The council works with local authority and voluntary adoption agencies to find the best match for the children who are waiting for families.

Many of the children waiting to be adopted are children that would be placed on their own within their adoptive families. There are other children who are part of a sibling group of two or more children. 

Wandsworth is especially interested in recruiting prospective adopters willing to be dually approved as Foster to Adopt adopters, which means you would be foster carers and adopters when a child or children are placed with you.

The council’s children’s services spokesman Cllr Sarah McDermott said: “We are proud of and grateful to all the people that provide a safe, loving home for children who need it. We know the process can be challenging, and we aim to make it as sensitive and supportive as possible. Please come to one of the information sessions, or get in touch with the team who can give you more information and help guide you through the process. “

To find out more, contact the Wandsworth Council Adoption and Permanence Team for an informal chat or attend an evening information event on October 31 or December 5.

There will also be special National Adoption Week lunchtime sessions on October 17 and 18 from noon-1pm at the Town Hall Extension.

Book your place, or get in touch with the team by visiting their webpage, or call them today on (020) 8871 7184.

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