Council seeks ‘Forever Families’ for Highland children

With National Adoption week coming up from 19 - 25 November 2018, it is a key time to highlight the need for adoptive families for Highland children.

An event aimed at people interested in finding out more about fostering and adopting is being held on Tuesday 20 November 3 - 6pm at Highland Council’s Headquarters on Glenurquhart Road, Inverness. Anyone interested in coming to the event is asked to please register at the following link:

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/aws2018-roadshow-inverness-tickets-51248368249

Highland Council’s Fostering and Adoption service requires families for toddlers to children up to the age of eight. Families are also needed for the adoption of siblings (so they can stay together), as well as children with complex health needs. The Council also needs permanent families for older children who are 8+ years of age.

Currently there are about twenty five children registered in Highland for adoption who are waiting for a family. Could you be that “Forever Family” for a child?

To find out more (without any obligation) please come along to the event on 20 November at Highland Council’s Headquarters. The event will feature national organisations including Adoption UK, Scotland’s Adoption Register, AFA (Adoption & Fostering Alliance Scotland), Homes for Good as well as representatives from Highland Council’s Fostering & Adoption Service.

Alison Gordon, Highland Council’s Fostering and Adoption Resource Manager said: “Before moving to an adoptive family, most children stay with foster carers while assessments are carried out to determine if children can return home to their parents, live with relatives, live with permanent foster families or be placed for adoption.

“We need people to come forward to care for children while plans for their future are being made. These children can no longer live at home and may have experienced hardship.

“There is no set ideal foster family or foster carer. All you need is a sense of humour as well as time, energy and commitment.”

For further information about fostering and adopting in Highland please email: foster@highland.gov.uk or phone: 01463 702743

 

16 Nov 2018
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