Council launches adoption plea

ERYC
ERYC

The East Riding of Yorkshire Council adoption team is looking for people who can give a loving home to a child aged over three years, a sibling group or child with disabilities.

Next week - 4 to 10 November - is National Adoption Week, with the focus on finding loving homes for harder to place children.

Across the Yorkshire and Humber region 800 children are awaiting adoption, many of whom will have suffered trauma in their short lives.

The East Riding adoption team would welcome enquiries from all sectors of the community.

Ian Wilson, adoption manager, said: “There are no blanket bans in adoption, so please don’t think we’ll turn you down because you are over 40, single or don’t own your own home.

“What we really need are people are can offer a child or sibling group a loving and supportive family for life – people who can help a child recover from the reasons why they came into care and can help them go on to thrive in a new family.”

The council holds monthly information events in partnership with York, North Yorkshire and Hull Council.

People who are interested in finding out more about adoption are urged to contact the adoption team or book a place at the next information event to be held on Monday 18 November in Bridlington.

East Riding of Yorkshire Council is part of the Yorkshire and Humberside adoption consortium, which consists of 17 adoption agencies. They work together in linking adopters and children within the region, with the aim of placing children more quickly and cut waiting time for prospective adopters.

For further information about adopting, visit www.eastriding.gov.uk/adoption or ring (01482) 396673.