Children across North Yorkshire and the Humber are waiting for permanent, loving homes and we’re asking for people to come forward to be adopters.
In North Yorkshire we always have a need for adopters for our children who are waiting for their permanent family – especially for children aged three and above or sibling groups of two or more.
In order to encourage more people to consider adoption, One Adoption North and Humber is sharing the stories of those who have already started their adoption journey, during this year’s National Adoption Week, which takes place from 15 to 21 October.
Suzie Grove, adoption service manager for York and North Yorkshire, on behalf of One Adoption North and Humber said:
“We would love to hear from anyone interested in learning more about adoption. We need all kinds of different families to meet the varied needs of children across our region. As five councils collaborating together we will speed up the adoption process for children in our care in some localities, and help children be matched to the right adoptive parents more quickly
“The team has lots of experience helping people create a family and are always on hand to answer your questions. This year we’re sharing our adopters’ stories so that anyone considering adoption can hear first-hand from our families and read about their adoption journeys.”
A wide variety of adopter stories can be found at the One Adoption website: https://www.oneadoption.co.uk/north-humber/adoption-stories including: Annie and Bob who adopted three sisters, Matt and James who adopted through an Early Permanence Placement and Kate and Alfie who adopted siblings in later life.
During National Adoption Week One Adoption is also hosting a live Facebook question and answer session on Tuesday 16 October from 11:30-13:30, where adoption social workers and adoptive parents will be online to respond to questions from people interested in finding out more about adoption. Anybody can take part via the One Adoption Facebook page.
One Adoption North and Humber holds regular adoption information events across the region where people can hear about the kind of children who are waiting to be adopted and talk to adoption social workers to find out more.
The next information events in North Yorkshire and the Humber are:
- 17 October, Endeavour Learning and Skills Centre, Hull. Drop in between 6pm and 8pm.
- 5 November, 5pm to 6.30pm, West Offices, Station Rise, York.
- 6 November, 1pm to 3pm, Tesco’s Community Room Hewitt’s Avenue, Cleethorpes.
- 8 November, 5.30pm to 7.30pm, The East Riding Treasure House, Beverley Library.
Adoption is an exciting, challenging lifelong commitment. By adopting through One Adoption parents are supported throughout the whole process by a highly experienced, dedicated adoption support team. There is a comprehensive programme of pre and post adoption training and support – from stay and play sessions to more in depth workshops.
Notes to editors:
One Adoption North and Humber are five councils in the North Yorkshire and Humber area - City of York, East Riding of Yorkshire, Hull, North East Lincolnshire and North Yorkshire County Councils - working together to deliver a single regional adoption service at a local level.
Interviews can be arranged with adopters and adoption professionals.