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26 children in Cumbria currently waiting for a forever family

[R]ight now in Cumbria, the county council are searching for prospective adopters as 26 children await a forever family.

Children who need adopters come from a variety of different 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.

Restoring a child’s faith in adults is often the main challenge that adopters face. The key is to bring care and stability to their lives by providing them with a loving and supportive home. It can be a long process, but over time they will learn to trust you and it will transform their lives as well as yours.

The adoption assessment process takes around six months to complete in most cases and 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.

Whether you are married or single, divorced or living with a partner, gay or straight, unemployed or disabled, and whatever your cultural background, there is a good chance you could be an adoptive parent.

Potential adopters in Cumbria are invited to find out more at information events in Workington, Carlisle and Kendal:

  • Workington – Wednesday 25 July 2018 – The Melbreak Hotel – 6pm
  • Carlisle – Monday 30 July 2018 – Crown & Mitre Hotel, The Drawing Room – 6pm
  • Kendal – Monday 6 August 2018 – Castle Green Hotel, Garden Room – 6pm

More information about the children waiting, the process and the support available can be found at cumbria.gov.uk/adoption and on the Fostering and Adoption with Cumbria County Council Facebook page.

Prospective adopters can enquire in a variety of ways:

Call 0303 333 1216 (9am – 5pm / M-F)

Attend an event

Registering interest online at www.cumbria.gov.uk/adoption

Messaging m.me/cumbriafosteringandadoption on Facebook or visit www.facebook.com/cumbriafosteringandadoption

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