National Adoption Week 2015

3 August 2015

Despite last week’s sad news that BAAF (British Association for Adoption and Fostering) has closed, this year’s National Adoption Week will continue as planned and will be managed by First4Adoption.

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. There is also an urgent need to find homes for young boys of BME heritage.

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 are interested in adopting or would like to know more you can find lots of useful information here . You can also telephone First4Adoption on 0300 222 0022 where our friendly advisers will be happy to answer your questions. The First4Adoption information line is open Monday-Friday between 10am and 6pm. You can also e-mail helpdesk@first4adoption.org.uk

If you have a media enquiry about National Adoption Week please contact First4Adoption Communications & PR Manager, Chris Burton. E-mail –  chris.burton@first4adoption.org.uk  or telephone 020 7 841 0513.

 

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