This week once again marks National Adoption Week organised by the British Association for Adoption and Fostering. All over the country charities and local authorities will be hosting events aimed to encourage more people to consider adopting and fostering the thousands of children waiting for homes.
Last year I ran a series of personal stories from other adopters to highlight the different types of adopters and their children. If you are a new reader who hasn't seen them, or a regular reader who wants to re-read them, here are the links for you:
Many people think that they won't be able to adopt; that difficulties from the past may preclude them from being considered; that their gender, age, or sexual orientation might be a barrier. This is not the case. I am an older parent who has adopted both children over the age of 40 (me, not them!). I know of adopters from all walks of life and from all income brackets and from a variety of different family set-ups. If you think that you could make a difference to a child in need of a home then contact one of the following for more information about organisations in your local area that you can speak to:
You can also check out #NAW2013 on Twitter to see what everyone else is talking about.....
Why not see if Adoption is an Option for you?