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Adoption campaign asks ‘Could you make a Difference?’

Families interested in adopting and making a difference to a child’s life are being encouraged to come forward in a new campaign by Staffordshire County Council’s Adoption Service.

The latest campaign is part of National Adoption Week which runs from 17 to 23 October 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.”

Staffordshire’s Adoption Service offers an excellent package of support and training and people can find out more at www.Staffordshire.gov.uk/adoption or by calling 0800 169 2061.

Anyone interested in adopting can also come along to the next information meeting on 14 November at Staffordshire Place in Stafford.