Cabinet members from North Tyneside Council are giving their full support to this week’s National Adoption Week by highlighting the need for adoptive parents for children in need of a forever family.
The focus of this year’s campaign is helping people to understand what the process of becoming an adoptive parent involves and the children in need of a home.
In North Tyneside, forever homes are needed for babies and toddlers, aged 0 to three, and groups of siblings.
Mayor Norma Redfearn said: “I asked my Cabinet to back this hugely important campaign by raising awareness out in the community.
“Every child deserves a loving, secure and forever home, and we’d be delighted to hear from anyone living in the North East who is considering adoption.
“There is no such thing as a typical adopter. You may be a couple, single, gay or straight – the only thing that matters is that you can offer a child happy, safe and loving home.”
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) 6432540 or email firstname.lastname@example.org