Stockport Council are supporting National Adoption Week 2018 which takes place this week, from 15th to 21st October.
Across the North West, there are more children in need of a loving adoptive home than there are adopters to offer this.
National Adoption Week aims to raise awareness in order to find homes for those children who so desperately need them. But this year, adopters will be the focus.
“Adoption isn’t a label, it’s a story. It is as unique as we are. Nobody shares the same story as us and this is why we talk about it every day. Like all great literature, it has defining chapters. Some were written for us but since the minute we met, we’ve been writing our own.”
These are the words of a mother, Lucia, to her adopted daughter, who is now 8 years old.
North West regional adoption agency Adoption Counts understands that adoption is life changing and is here for the adopter – every step of the way. From the first phone call, Adoption Count’s dedicated team will be there 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. This is why we are proud to encourage enquiries from a diverse section of the community, irrespective of gender, sexual orientation, disability, race or faith.
Councillor Colin Foster, Stockport Council’s Cabinet Member for Children and Family Services, says:
“When it launched just over a year ago, Adoption Counts was one of the first regional adoption agencies to be created in the country. It has been really exciting for Stockport to be part of this regional adoption agency which brings together the best of adoption existing practice and to develop new services across Greater Manchester and Cheshire. We’re proud to be supporting the campaign and continuing to spread the word on how amazing and life-changing adoption can be”
Adoption Counts are currently looking for adopters for children of all ages and currently have a high number of children aged two and under who need families. Additionally they are always very keen to hear from people who will consider children aged four and above, sibling groups, children of a BME background and children with additional health needs.
Adoption Counts is the second regional adoption agency to be established in the UK. This incorporates local authority adoption services for Stockport, Cheshire East, Manchester, Salford, and Trafford as an integrated service.
Anyone interested in finding out more about becoming adopters in and around Stockport, Cheshire East, Manchester, Salford, and Trafford should contact Adoption Counts on 0300 123 2676 or visit www.adoptioncounts.org.uk.