Adoption week may be over but Suffolk children still need loving families
As we reach the end of this year’s National Adoption Week campaign Suffolk Adoption Agency is continuing their local appeal to find more prospective adopters for the growing number of Suffolk children in care.
Suffolk Adoption Agency are currently looking for families for 30 children, and are particularly keen to hear from people that could consider adopting a sibling group or children over 3 years old.
Suffolk Adoption Agency will be hosting both lunch time and after work events around the County for people who would like to get some more information about adopting a local child.
Details of the events are as follows:
- Tuesday 8th November at Lowestoft Library between 11.30am – 2pm and 5pm – 7pm.
- Wednesday 9th November at the Apex in Bury St Edmunds between 12noon – 2pm and 5pm – 7pm,
- Thursday 10th November at Dance East (Jerwood Dance House) in Ipswich between 12noon – 2pm and 5pm – 7pm.
You do not need to book an appointment; you can just call in to one of these informal events and speak to social workers from the Suffolk Adoption Agency to find out more.
Since the launch of this year’s campaign Suffolk Adoption Agency has received three times the number of initial enquiries normally received each week, and hope the local interest can continue.
Councillor Graham Newman, Suffolk County Council’s Portfolio Holder for Children, Schools and Young Peoples services said “We are delighted with the local response so far to this year’s appeal, and would encourage anyone that has ever considered adopting a child to visit one of our forthcoming information events and speak to our adoption social workers.
“We understand that many people are put off from the adoption process because they perceive it as being lengthy and complicated. However Suffolk Adoption Agency works extremely hard to match the right families with the right children as quickly as it possibly can, and we can assure you of appropriate support before, during and after adoption takes place.”
Sally Stoker from Suffolk Adoption Agency said: “We are really looking for local people to adopt local children, and are appealing for people from all walks of life to come forward and get more information.
“We hope our information events will give people an opportunity to speak to members of staff from our adoption team to dispel some of the myths, and reassure them about the life changing and highly rewarding aspects of adoption.”
To find out more or to request an information pack call 0800 389 9417 or log on to www.suffolkadoption.com. You can also now follow Suffolk Adoption Agency on Facebook.