Friday, 1 November 2013

Interested In Adoption? - Come And Talk To Us

Cambridgeshire County Council are looking for energetic, lively and caring adoptive families to help give babies and children who've had a difficult start in life a place to call home.

In support of National Adoption Week 2013 - which on Monday 4 November - the Adoption Team will be hosting a number of information sessions to talk about adoption.

In order to meet the needs of communities sessions have been spread across the county so people can drop in and have a chat. They will take place at the following venues and times:

  • Thurs 7th Nov :10-12 noon Wisbech Library, Ely Place, Wisbech PE13 1EU
  • Thurs 7th Nov : 2-4PM March Library, City Road, March PE15 9LT
  • Friday 8th Nov :10-12 noon Cambourne Library, Sackville House, Sackville Way, Cambourne CB23 6HL
  • Friday 8th Nov : 2-4PM Huntingdon Library, Princes Street, Huntingdon PE29 3PA

The theme for this year’s National Adoption Week, which was founded by The British Association for Adoption and Fostering (BAAF), is: Is there room in your life and heart? Across the country there are over 4,000 children waiting to be adopted.  .

Cllr David Brown, Cambridgeshire County Council’s Cabinet Member for Children and Young People’s Services said: “In Cambridgeshire there is a particular need to find adoptive families for babies who are very vulnerable and will need special care

“Our message is - if you think there is room in your life and your heart for a child, then come and talk to us. Our supportive and skilled adoption team will support and guide you right from the early stages this way we know every child is matched to the right family for them.”

Cambridgeshire’s partnership with leading children’s charity Coram, has seen a 110% increase in adoption placements since 2011/12. There are around 40 children of all ages waiting for an adoptive family and we believe that through our joint working every child is given the opportunity to find a loving and supportive family of their own.

Applicants must be over 21 and have the love, energy and commitment which a child needs.