Crawley drop-in session looks at adoption

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PEOPLE interested in adoption are being invited to a drop-in session in Crawley next week, run by West Sussex County Council.

It takes place on Monday March 5, from 10am to 4pm, at Langley Green Children and Family Centre, Stagelands, Langley Green, Crawley, RH11 7PF.

The event offers people a chance to learn more about adoption in a friendly, informal environment.

Cabinet Member for Children and Families Peter Evans said: “The drop-in session is a chance to meet the county council’s Adoption Team and ask questions and learn about what it takes to become an adoptive parent.”

Every child deserves a family to love them, and the county council needs families interested in adoption to help make that happen.

There are currently 34 West Sussex children in foster care who are waiting to be adopted and for whom the Council’s Adoption Team are actively family finding at this time.

Peter added: “We really need more people from all walks of life to come forward to adopt these children, who are waiting to become part of someone’s family.

“If you’ve been considering offering a child a home in your family, but aren’t sure how the process works, or where to start, then please come along to this drop-in session to find out more.

“We specifically wish to meet with prospective adopters who are able to consider adopting older children, sibling groups, and young children with specific medical and developmental needs. We also very much welcome families from a wide range of different ethnic backgrounds coming forward.”

For further information contact 01403 229553 or visit the website at www.westsussex.gov.uk/adoption.