Looking for adoptive families

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Cambridgeshire County Council are looking for energetic, lively and caring adoptive families to help give babies and children who havd had a difficult start in life a place to call home.

In support of National Adoption Week - which on Monday 4 November - the Adoption Team will be hosting a number of information sessions to talk about adoption.

In order to meet the needs of communities sessions have been spread across the county so people can drop in and have a chat. They will take place at the following venues and times:

* Thurs 7th Nov :10am-12 Wisbech Library.

* Thurs 7th Nov : 2pm-4pm March Library.

Cllr David Brown, Cambridgeshire County Council’s Cabinet Member for Children and Young People’s Services said: “In Cambridgeshire there is a particular need to find adoptive families for babies who are very vulnerable and will need special care.

“Our message is - if you think there is room in your life and your heart for a child, then come and talk to us. Our supportive and skilled adoption team will support and guide you right from the early stages this way we know every child is matched to the right family for them.”

Cambridgeshire’s partnership with leading children’s charity Coram, has seen a 110% increase in adoption placements since 2011/12. There are around 40 children of all ages waiting for an adoptive family and we believe that through our joint working every child is given the opportunity to find a loving and supportive family of their own.

Applicants must be over 21.