A woman from Darwen has come up with a rather unique way to help people adopting children get to know one another. When Mandy Worsley adopted her first child she had a 30 mile round trip twice a day so she could give him his breakfast in morning and put him to bed at night.
It's an issue many families face before they can finally take their children home forever. To make it easier Mandy came up with the idea of building a B&B especially for new families to bond and get advice.
Sarah Rogers went to meet her and the rest of the family:
An appeal to find 40 adoptive families for North West children, looking for a home, has beaten its target.
The 'Find 40' campaign was set-up to help the growing numbers of kids in need of a fresh start.
The North West has more children in need of a loving new home than anywhere else in the country. More than 600 youngsters are waiting to be adopted.
Now 22 of our councils are joining forces to encourage more people to consider adopting. Each will have to find 30 adoptive parents per year. Currently, they get only a handful of inquiries a month.
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A number of celebrities from across the North West are urging families to check whether they can adopt.
Hundreds of children are in need of a new home, yet many people are unsure whether they qualify to adopt.
The advert is part of a campaign aimed at dispelling myths about who can and cannot adopt.
Children are appearing in a series of adverts pleading for families to adopt one of the 600 youngsters in the North West who need a new home.
The campaign is aimed at educating people about the process. Many people wrongly believe that they cannot adopt.
Local authorities across the North West are joining together for the first ever regional adoption week.
The campaign is aimed at educating people about the process. More than 600 children need homes in the North West.
The local authorities involved in Adopt North West include:
Blackburn with Darwen, Blackpool, Bolton, Bury, Cheshire East, Cheshire West and Chester, Halton, Knowsley, Lancashire, Liverpool, Manchester, Oldham, Rochdale, Salford, Sefton, St Helens, Stockport, Tameside, Trafford, Warrington, Wigan and Wirral.
Find out more about Adopt North West here.
You can find out more about the new WWiSH campaign launched today by local authorities in Wigan, Warrington and St Helens on the WWiSH website.
Further information about adoption and fostering is available from the British Association of Adoption and Fostering website.