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More adoptive parents needed in Staffordshire

Terry McDermott and Julie Wheawall from the adoption team

Staffordshire County Council is appealing for more people to come forward to be adoptive parents.

Th authority's latest campaign is part of National Adoption Week, and is asking people to #supportadoption.

The campaign wants people who might be interested in adopting to come forward and aims to find adoptive families for children of all ages but especially those over three years old, those with disabilities and sibling groups who continue to be the hardest to place. 

Mark Sutton, Cabinet Member responsible for Children's Services at Staffordshire County Council said: “If you have recently been thinking about creating, extending or even completing a family then maybe adoption is for you.

“Our teams have been working hard to place children in loving homes and since April last year we have already placed 93 children. 

"In this campaign we are particularly looking for adoptive families who would be willing to adopt older children, sibling groups or children with disabilities. These children tend to take longer to place with a family so I would urge people to get in touch.”

There is more information here, or people who are interested can go to a information meeting on 14th November at Staffordshire Place in Stafford. 

 

 

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