ADOPTERS ARE NEEDED

16 Jul 2014 09:31
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A REGIONAL campaign backed by Stockport Council to raise awareness of the need for adopters has been highly successful.
Since the launch of the Adoption North West campaign in March, Stockport has seen 34 families come forward to make enquiries about adopting a child.
Adoption North West is a collaboration between Stockport Council and 21 other regional local authorities.  
The next phase of the campaign includes a TV advert on Granada TV to encourage would-be adopters to come forward. In Stockport the Council’s Adoption Team are keen to hear from people who would consider adopting Stockport children aged over the age of three, brothers and sisters and children with additional needs. 
Councillor Wendy Meikle, Stockport Council’s Executive Member for Children and Young People, said: “I’m delighted how successful this campaign has been with 34 families showing an interest in adopting in Stockport.  There are no blanket bans in adoption.   What we really need are people who can offer a child or sibling group a loving and supportive family for life. People who can help a child recover from the reasons why they came into care and can help them go on to thrive in a new family. 
“Initially, we are simply asking people to come forward and find out more about adoption. If you think you might have what it takes, please pick up the phone and call the Council’s Adoption Team or visit the website.” 
Anyone interested in finding out more about adoption in Stockport can call the Council’s Adoption Team on 0161 947 4646 or visit www.stockport.gov.uk/adoption
For more information, or to register your interest in adopting, please visit www.adoptnorthwest.co.uk/

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