Adoption staff from East Riding of Yorkshire Council are taking to the streets this week to encourage more people to consider adopting a child.
As part of National Adoption Week that runs until the 25 October, staff will be in Beverley town centre at lunch times this week to talk to people who may be considering adoption, to hand out leaflets and to answer any questions they may have.
The team is looking for single people and couples who are willing to consider adoption for children aged four-plus, and especially siblings and children with additional needs.
Ian Wilson, adoption manager, said;
“There are no blanket bans in adoption, so please don’t think we’ll urn you down because you are over 40, single or don’t own your own home. What we really need are people who can help a child thrive in their new family and help them meet their full potential.”
Councillor Julie Abraham, portfolio holder for children, young people and education, said:
“National Adoption Week is so important in reminding people about the backgrounds of the children waiting for adoption and the difference adoption can make to a child’s life. We know from existing adoptive families that it can be hard work, but the rewards are huge. This is a chance to transform a child’s life forever.”
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