As part of National Adoption Week 2018 the head of One Adoption West Yorkshire, Sarah Johal appeared on Leeds TV to spread the word, that more adopters are needed across the region to provide permanent loving homes for children in care.
Bradford adopters, Richee and Vicki, who adopted their son Roman four years ago, also appeared on Leeds TV and explained brilliantly about what adopting is really like.
See the interviews here...
There are currently 180 children across West Yorkshire who are waiting for permanent, loving homes due to a shortage of people coming forward interested in adoption.
Current statistics show that the number of children in Yorkshire who have a plan for adoption outnumber those people coming forward to be adoptive parents by three to one, with the majority being older children or sibling groups of two or more.
Alex 34 and Simon 36 decided to start their family more than four years ago and are now getting ready to welcome a little sister for their daughter, Amy
We’ve been together for 12 years and married for seven. I had always wanted a family and Simon had thought that being gay he would never be able to have kids. After we got married it really felt like the next step was to start a family and it was something we both wanted. We went to an adoption information event just before our honeymoon, so we had lots of things to think about!