Residents are being urged to consider adoption as part of a week long campaign.
There are currently 22 children waiting for adoption in Leicestershire. National Adoption Week, which runs until Sunday, 20 October, aims to find forever families for some of the most vulnerable children across the country.
This year, the campaign focuses on finding permanent, loving homes for children who wait the longest, including sibling groups, older children and those with complex health needs.
We are proud to support National Adoption Week and take this opportunity to dispel some common myths around adoption.
“It does not matter about your religious background, sexual orientation, whether you are a home owner or renting, all we ask is that you have the time and patience to really make a difference to a child’s life.Person:Councillor Ivan Ould, cabinet member for children and families
For those interested in adopting, the next ‘find out about adoption’ event will be held on Wednesday, 13 November at 6.30pm, at County Hall in Glenfield.
Alternatively, you can call 0116 305 0505 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
More information is available at www.adoptioneastmidlands.org.uk.