The council, along with two other boroughs, Westminster and Kensington and Chelsea, will be holding adoption information events this month.
Hammersmith and Fulham residents are being urged by the council to adopt children currently in the council’s care.
Following National Adoption Week last week (November 5th -11th), the council, along with two other boroughs, Westminster and Kensington and Chelsea, will be holding adoption information events this month.
The first event will take place on November 15th, 10am-12pm at The Courtyard, Hammersmith Town Hall, with the second on November 22nd from 6-8pm in Kensington Town Hall, Hornton Street.
A council spokeswoman said: “We make sure that children in our care are placed with the best possible families to meet their needs. We need more residents to share their homes with children who need a safe and loving environment, and we look forward to seeing potential adopters at our events.”
Every year the council needs an extra 20 adopters and foster carers to come forward, to make sure all the borough’s children can be cared for, and given a safe and loving home.
In its care the council has many single children, children separated from their brothers and sisters, and children in sibling groups who need to be kept together, all in need of a permanent family.
Sibling groups often wait the longest to be placed for adoption. Adopters are often concerned about whether they will be able to manage the demands of more than one child joining their family at the same time. However, the council can provide prospective adopters with support and advice.
The council advises that you are able to adopt if you are single, married or in a relationship, including a civil partnership or same sex relationship, and are at least 21 years old.
As children in the council’s care come from diverse racial and religious backgrounds, adopters should be able to promote a child’s cultural and religious background.
Speaking about the rewards of adoption one local mother, Paulette, who adopted a four-year-old boy seven years ago said: “The pay-out is enormous and the transformation in him has been amazing! I now have an incredible young man who has found his way forward in life.”
To find out more about adoption or the events call 0800 781 2332 or visit www.lbhf.gov.uk/adoption
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