National Adoption Week 2013 starts on Monday November 4 and Bolton’s Adoption Team is urging people interested in adopting a child to get in touch.
The Adoption Team will be holding a series of drop in sessions at the Castle Hill Centre, Castleton Street, Tonge Moor, from Monday November 4 to Friday November 8 from 9am to 6pm.
There will also be an open evening at the Castle Hill Centre on Thursday November 7 from 6pm to 8pm.
Anyone interested in adoption can attend one of these sessions and have an informal chat with experienced social workers who will be happy to offer general advice and information, or talk to you about the next step towards becoming an adoptive parent.
There are a number of children in the region who for many reasons can no longer live with their birth parents and need to find loving, secure families. These include babies, older children, sibling groups, children with disabilities, and children from a variety of ethnic and religious backgrounds.
Councillor Madeline Murray, Cabinet Member for Looked after Children and Early Years said : “Applications for adoption are welcomed from all sectors of the community and there are very few restrictions on who can adopt. In Bolton, we have adopters from all backgrounds, of different faiths or religions, married, single, gay and straight.”
The Adoption Team in Bolton is committed to providing support to prospective adopters via regular support groups, training or working with individual families. They understand the decision to adopt is not taken lightly and this is reflected in the support they provide for adopters throughout the process and beyond.
If you think you might have what it takes and if you have space for a child in your life please come along to one of the drop-in events.
Anyone interested in finding out more should contact: Bolton Council’s Adoption Team on 01204 337480. Or visit www.bolton.gov.uk/adoption for more information.