City Council marks National Adoption Week with call for more adoptive parents

Graham Robson October 14, 2020

Brighton & Hove City Council (BHCC) is marking National Adoption Week with a call for people from as wide a range of backgrounds as possible to consider becoming adoptive parents.

BHCC is now part of the Adoption South East regional adoption agency, which is a group of councils working together to give vulnerable children the best possible chance of finding families that are a great match for them.

Adoption South East is particularly looking for adults who can offer a safe, loving and supportive home to:

– Children in sibling groups
– Older children
– Children with complex health needs, and
– Children from Black and Minority Ethnic backgrounds.

Cllr Hannah Clare, chair of BHCC’s Children, Young People and Skills Committee, said: “We want people to know that anyone aged 21 and above who would like to be an adoptive parent can be considered – regardless of their marital status, race, disability, sexuality or gender.

“We need people from all backgrounds who are compassionate, resilient and want to help make a very profound and positive difference to the lives of vulnerable children.”

For more information, visit the Adoption South East or ring them on 0300 330 9470 for a friendly chat.