Leicestershire County Council is hoping to encourage a new generation of adopters to make the step into the highly-rewarding role of becoming an adoptive family.
Residents have the chance to attend a special event to find out more about adoption in the county.
The informal information event, held from 6.30pm to 8pm on Thursday, 21 September, at County Hall in Glenfield, will encourage more parents to open their hearts to children, becoming their Forever Family.
Leicestershire children in our care need families from all communities – regardless of race, age, sexual orientation or gender identity – to offer them loving homes. We have sibling groups of children who are waiting for their Forever families too.Person:Ivan Ould, cabinet member for parents and children
The only requirements for prospective adoptive families are that they have a spare bedroom, no serious criminal convictions and are over the age of 21 with the time and dedication needed to care for a child or young person.
The event will provide the opportunity for people to learn about the adoption process, meet and talk to current adopters as well as the council’s adoption team and find out how adopting can change both their life and the lives of children in the council’s care.
More information can be found by calling 0116 305 0505, emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or visiting www.adoptionleicestershire.com, where a new video of Luke, one of the council's adopters, discussing his experience of adoption can be viewed.