Find out more about adopting a child

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Have you ever considered adopting a baby or brothers and sisters?

Together for Children Sunderland is hosting an information event for people thinking about adoption.

The experienced team are inviting anyone interested in finding out about the journey of adoption to attend an information session. Current adopters will also be on hand during the sessions to offer their own experiences and answer any questions. The event will take place on:

  • Wednesday, 14 August – 6pm – 8pm at Hetton Centre, DH5 9NE

These regular events are part of Together for Children’s Start Your Next Chapter campaign, which aims to dispel some of the myths around adoption and encourage people from all backgrounds and circumstances to come forward and discuss the life changing decision to adopt.

Martin Birch, Director of Children’s Social Care, said: “We welcome enquiries from anyone, whether families, single parents or same-sex couples. You do not need to be a Sunderland resident to adopt a child with Together for Children.

“What matters to us is whether someone has the capacity to offer a vulnerable child a loving, stable and secure family home for the rest of their childhood.”

The most recent figures of children looked after in England are 75,420. Almost 4,000 children were adopted in 2018 which is a decrease of 13% on 2017.

For more information visit, www.togetherforchildren.org.uk/adoption or call  0191 561 2221.

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