To coincide with National Adoption Week (November 5-11), Sefton Council is launching new webpages to help more children find a loving home.
There are an estimated 4,000 children across the UK needing adoption every year. At the same time, the North West has the largest shortage of foster carers in the UK, outside of London.
Sefton’s Adoption Service team is looking for families who could offer a permanent, caring home for a child, or brothers and sisters, to remain together.
The new web pages allow would-be adopters to read about the children who the council is looking to find a special family for.
There is also a chance to hear directly from a local couple about how they first met the children they always longed for.
Cllr Ian Moncur, Sefton Council’s Cabinet Member for Children, School and Families, said: “Every child deserves a loving family for life, but sadly for some children this is not always possible. For these children, adoption offers a unique opportunity for security and family life and we want to encourage people to find out more.
“The new-look site has lots of information including frequently asked questions, personal accounts and contact details where people can find out more.
“If anyone is even thinking about adoption or just wants to find out a little bit more, I would strongly urge them to visit our website or give us a call.”
Visit www.sefton.gov.uk/adoption or call Freephone 0800 923 2777.
* To find out more about adoption in Sefton, visit an informal Open Evening at Crosby Lakeside Adventure Centre on Tuesday, November 27 from 6.30pm to 8pm.
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