Ready to start your Adoption Journey?
Gloucestershire County Council is encouraging more people across the county to consider adoption and come to an open day at the end of the month to find out more.
Within the county there is a greater need for adoptive parents for children over the age of four years old, sibling groups and children with additional needs and uncertainty.
The event will take place at Kings Head Hotel, 24 Market Place, Cirencester, GL7 2NR from 10am to 4pm, on Saturday 30th July.
Members of the adoption team, together with current adopters will be on hand to answer any questions you may have and offer information on all stages of the adoption process, including the excellent support available to adopters.
The county council is looking for people from all walks of life to adopt, regardless of gender, sexuality, religion or age, as long as they are over 21 and have a spare bedroom. All children are different, and to meet their needs, a wide variety of people are needed to come forward.
Cllr Paul McLain, cabinet member for children and young people, said: "Adopting is a wonderful way to offer the love and family support to a child or young person. Whilst it may seem like a big step, we offer full support to all adopters, and by coming along to our event in July, you can take the first step on an incredible journey."
"We will and can support you even after your child is placed and there will always be someone around to help you practically and emotionally."
If you would like to find out more about adoption please contact the Gloucestershire Adoption Team on 01452 427753 or visit www.gloucestershire.gov.uk/adoption.