Appeal for adoptive parents

Torbay council's Adoption Service is taking to the streets today to try to encourage more people to adopt a child in need of a family.

The adoption team has been visiting venues across Devon this week as part of National Adoption Week.

They say Torbay, like most parts of the UK, has a number of children in need of a home, but a shortage of people willing to consider adoption.

The team will be at the Exmouth Magnolia shopping centre from 10am to 3pm today (Saturday.)

We're looking for people from a wide range of backgrounds to offer children and young people loving and safe permanent homes. We will consider everyone - whether they are over 40, single, gay or renting.

We know from existing adoptive families that it can be hard work, but the rewards are huge. This is your chance to transform a child’s life forever so get in touch and find out if adopting is for you.

– Councillor Chris Lewis, Torbay Council

On Tuesday 13th the team will be at Tor Hill House in Torquay. On November 20th they will be at Newton Abbot Library. Friday 23rd will see the team at The Mansion in Totnes and on Tuesday 27th they will be back at Tor Hill House.