Open evening will offer adoption advice

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North Tyneside Council’s fostering and adoption service is inviting anyone thinking about adopting to attend an open evening.

The service has had a successful year so far, finding homes for nine children, including three babies, two toddlers and four children aged between six and 11 years, since April.

And later this month, on October 21, those interested in adopting are invited to attend an information open evening, taking place at the Village Hotel, where members of the council service will be on hand for an informal chat between 6pm and 8pm.

The open evening takes place during National Adoption Week, which is focusing on older children and sibling groups this year.

Coun Ian Grayson, cabinet member for children, young people and learning, said: “In North Tyneside, we have children waiting today for a loving, secure, home, and we’d be delighted to hear from anyone living in the north east who is considering adopting.

“Our friendly staff will be on hand to help anyone who is keen to take the first step by finding out more.”

Adopters have praised the friendly and dedicated support provided by the North Tyneside Council service at every stage – from initial enquiry, through to a child being placed and beyond.

Adopters can be of any age over 21, single or in a relationship, regardless of sexuality, own or rent their home, be employed or not.

For more information call (0191) 643 8196 or email fosteringandadoption@northtyneside.gov.uk