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New Year Adoption Information Event In York


7:23am 8th January 2014

People in York who are considering adoption, can find out more at an information session tonight.

Nationally 4,000 children are waiting to find an adoptive family, but for one in four it is likely to remain only a dream. And for every year a child waits their chances of being adopted reduce by 20 per cent.

City of York Council has historically approved around 12 new adoptive families each year, but is looking for 21 families again in 2014/15.

Anyone who is considering adoption is invited to come along to one of the council’s monthly adoption information events. The sessions, which are held jointly with North Yorkshire County Council and East Riding Council, provide an informal opportunity to anyone interested in adoption to find out more about what’s involved.

Councillor Janet Looker, Cabinet Member for Education, Children and Young People, said: “There are lots of myths around who can and can’t adopt but we’re looking to recruit people who are willing to offer a child a permanent, loving home, whatever their age, status or situation.

“I’d urge anyone who is considering adoption or who would like to find out more to come along to our next information event.”

The next information session will be held at West Offices in York on Wednesday 8 January between 6.30 and 8.30pm. Please book in advance by calling 01904 553525 or 553508, or email adoptionandfostering@york.gov.uk

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