Right now in Cumbria, the county council are searching for prospective adopters as 45 children await a forever family. What’s more, almost 2 in 3 of the children are waiting with their brother or sister.
Children who need adopters come from a variety of different ethnic and religious backgrounds and some may have disabilities or other special needs. What the children all have in common is that they have had unsettled and sometimes traumatic experiences and need the love and care that adoptive parents can bring to their young lives.
Prospective adopters can expect a high quality and professional service from Cumbria County Council’s Adoption Team. The council have successfully matched hundreds of children with families in Cumbria over the years and have the skills, expertise and experience to support adopters through the process and match them with a child who will thrive in their family. The adoption assessment process takes around six months to complete in most cases.
Whether you are married or single, divorced or living with a partner, gay or straight, unemployed or disabled, and whatever your cultural background, adopting may be for you.
Potential adopters in Cumbria are invited to find out more at information evenings in Barrow, Penrith or Whitehaven next week:
- Barrow – Tuesday 27 June – starts 6pm with presentation from 6.15pm – The Imperial Hotel (Conference Room)
- Penrith – Wednesday 28 June – starts 6pm with presentation from 6.15pm – The George Hotel (Regency Room)
- Whitehaven – Thursday 29 June – starts 6pm with presentation from 6.15pm – The Beacon
More information about the children waiting, the process and the support available can also be found at cumbria.gov.uk/adoption.