Too old at 4?
National Adoption Week 2015 will take place from the 19th to 25th October and the theme is ‘Too old at 4?’
Older children waiting to be adopted are often likely to be in sibling groups or to have additional needs and there is currently a shortage of adoptive parents coming forward for these children.
Sadly, sibling groups, those with complex needs and children from black and minority ethnic families are amongst the children who wait longest to be adopted. During National Adoption Week 2015 local authorities, adoption agencies, and all of us who work in adoption, will be working together to highlight the plight of these vulnerable children and to help them find forever families.
If you have a media enquiry about National Adoption Week please contact First4Adoption Communications & PR Manager, Chris Burton firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone 020 7841 0513.