Changing the lives of children in Warwickshire

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NATIONAL Adoption Week gets underway on Monday and people living in Warwickshire are being encouraged to find out more about how they could change a child’s life.

Warwickshire County Council is looking for families who may be interested in adopting children. The county council would like to hear from anyone who has a question on adoption.

Cllr Heather Timms, Warwickshire County Council’s Portfolio Holder for Children, Young People and Families, said: “There are no blanket bans in adoption, so please don’t think we’ll turn you down because you’re over 40, single, or don’t own your own home. 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 in to 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 today.”

National Adoption Week is organised by the British Association for Adoption & Fostering (BAAF) and aims to raise awareness of adoption and encourage potential parents to come forward. There are an estimated 4,000 children across the UK needing adoption every year, many of whom will have suffered trauma in their short lives.

Anyone interested in finding out more about adoption can call the Adoption Team on 01926 746956 or visit www.warwickshire.gov.uk/adoption For more general information about National Adoption Week visit www.nationaladoptionweek.org.uk.