People who are interested in finding out more about adopting a child in Leeds are being invited to an information hub today. Leeds City Council is holding the drop-in event at The Light between 10am and 3pm.
The Council is particularly in need of adopters who can give a home to brothers and sisters, children of mixed heritage, children with disabilities, babies from birth and very young children who may have future development needs.
Adopting a child or children is a rewarding, challenging and unique experience and one that is open to all. What we want to underline is that anyone can adopt, there is often a misconception that only certain groups of people can apply. This couldn't be further from the truth, what we need are people who have the commitment to make a real difference to a vulnerable child's life.
– Cllr Judith Blake
We need all kinds of people to be adopters, and are looking for people with a range of different skills and experience. Please don't rule yourself out, come and talk to our adoption team - there might be a child in care who you would be the perfect adoptive parent for."