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Council backs National Adoption Week campaign

15 October 2019

National Adoption Week 2019 takes place from 14 to 20 October and Cheshire East Council is supporting the campaign to find more loving parents for children that need a loving home.

Thousands more adoptive families are being urged to come forward during the week long campaign in an effort to provide homes for children across the Cheshire East area.

The council’s regional adoption agency, Adoption Counts, understands that adoption is life changing, and is there for the adopter, every step of the way. From the first phone call, the dedicated team are on hand to support and guide new adopters through the adoption process with compassion, honesty and respect.

Each adoption is as unique as the people being brought together, and the council is proud to encourage enquiries from a diverse section of the community, irrespective of gender, sexual orientation, disability, race or faith.

Adoption Counts are currently looking for adopters for children of all ages and they currently have a high number of children aged two and under who need families. They are also very keen to hear from people who will consider children aged four and above, sibling groups, children of a black, Asian and minority ethnic background as well as children with additional health needs.

Mark Palethorpe, Acting Executive Director of People at Cheshire East Council said:  “We’re so proud to be supporting this campaign, raising awareness about adoption and how life changing it can be.

“I urge anyone who is interested to contact our colleagues at Adoption Counts, who will give you with all the information and support you need on your journey to providing a loving, forever home for our most vulnerable children.”

Anyone interested in finding out more about becoming adopters in and around Cheshire East, Manchester, Salford, Stockport, and Trafford should contact Adoption Counts on 0300 123 2676 or visit www.adoptioncounts.org.uk.