Local, independent adoption charity Families for Children has launched #YouCanAdopt campaign to dispel the myths and highlight the number of children looking for a new family.
The number of adoptions in England has fallen by a third in four years with research showing that many adults would consider adoption but only 25 per cent believe they would be eligible.
Some of the biggest misconceptions around eligibility are that single people, older people, and those who are LGBTQ+ are not allowed to adopt, which is not the case.
The campaign also aims to target potential parents from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic backgrounds, as these children traditionally wait longer to be matched with a new adoptive family. The campaign also aims to encourage potential adoptive parents to consider adopting older children, sibling groups and those with complex health needs or a disability.
If you’re interested in finding out more, please get in touch with Families for Children on 01305 250204 or visit www.familiesforchildten.org.uk
In addition, you can watch a new film featuring singer Sinitta and TV vocal coaches Carrie and David Grant alongside other families who are joining in encouraging others to consider adoption.
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