I would like to invite any readers who have been thinking about adoption to a special open evening being run by North Tyneside Council’s Fostering and Adoption Service on Tuesday, November 11.
We would be delighted to hear from anyone living in the north east who is considering a future family and would like to take the first step by finding out more.
The event takes place after ‘National Adoption Week’, which this year is focusing on sibling groups.
In North Tyneside we have children waiting today for a loving, secure, home, including sisters aged six and two; a brother and sister aged seven and five; and a little boy aged six.
Our fast-track process has had a successful past few months, approving 12 new adopters since April and placing seven children with them.
Adopters can be single or in a relationship, be a home owner or renting. It doesn’t matter.
What is important is that they have love, patience and time to give a child, or sibling group.
Everyone is welcome to come along on the 11th when our team will be at the Village Hotel in North Tyneside.
Please drop in at any time from 5.30pm to 8.30pm for an informal chat over a coffee; or just pick up some information from us.
We hope to see you there, but if you cannot attend and would like to find out more, call us on (0191) 643 8196, or visit wwww.northtyneside.gov.uk/adoption
Coun Ian Grayson
Cabinet Member Responsible for Children, Young People and Learning
North Tyneside Council