National Adoption Week

I hope you will join me this week in supporting National Adoption Week and highlighting the urgent need for more adoptive families, in particular those willing to adopt sibling groups.

Currently in the county, Almost seven out of 10 children waiting for adoptive families are brothers and sisters in groups of two or more.  And, while finding families for sibling groups is the focus of our campaign, we are also looking for potential families for children of all ages, those with additional needs and children from ethnic minority backgrounds.

This week we’ve also seen New research that shows that the West Midlands has 4 times as many children awaiting adoptive families as there are adopters so there is a real need to find more loving families.

Children who come to adoption do so because their birth families are unable to care for them. Many of them have experienced neglect and trauma and need a loving, stable home.

We know that in most cases, adoption is the best option for children and it can transform the lives of those it touches.  I would definitely encourage people looking to start or complete their family to think about adoption and get in touch with the team.

Throughout the week, we have a series of road shows touring the county where people can find out more.  But, if you can’t make a road show you can also get in touch through www.Staffordshire.gov.uk/adoption or by calling 0800 169 2061.

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