Newspaper article The Journal (Newcastle, England)

Help Change a Child's Future with Fostering or Adoption; ADVERTISEMENT FEATURE

Newspaper article The Journal (Newcastle, England)

Help Change a Child's Future with Fostering or Adoption; ADVERTISEMENT FEATURE

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NATIONAL Adoption Week, from November 4-10, has gone from strength to strength, reaching people across the UK who are wanting to know if they can adopt.

The focus of our campaign is harder-to-place children - sibling groups, children with disabilities, and children aged five and over. During the campaign we encourage people to come forward to adopt these children who wait the longest - and children from some black and minority ethnic backgrounds.

National Adoption Week is so important in reminding people about the backgrounds of the children waiting for adoption and the difference adoption can make to a child's life.

We know from existing adoptive families that it can be hard work, but the rewards are huge. This is a chance to transform a child's life for ever.

Finding families for children. During the week, some children will be featured on This Morning on ITV1. Information about them will also be available on that website for a short period of time, with the opportunity to submit an interest in adopting them. Through media and online focus, it is hoped that those children will be able to find a forever family.

BECOME AN ADOPTION CHAMPION You can make a difference to a child's life by becoming an Adoption Champion.

Are you an adoptive mum or dad? Are you adopted and aged 18 or over? Do you have an adoption connection or do you work in adoption? Do you want to raise adoption awareness and support National Adoption Week? Hearing about the direct personal experiences has a big impact on people thinking about adoption. It can change perceptions and help someone on their first step towards becoming a family, or expanding an existing one. Could you be the one who helps them reach that goal? Find out more, sign up today or find events local to you at the National Adoption Week website atwww.nationaladoptionweek.

org.uk FUTURES FOR CHILDREN THIS established and progressive organisation is committed to delivering a high-quality service to children, young people, foster carers and local authorities.

We work in partnership with many local authorities through contracting and individual agreements to offer a wide range of fostering placements for children and young people to meet their individual needs.

If you decide to become a foster carer for us we will aim to equip you with the appropriate skills and training to work with the child in such a way that it facilitates joint growth and solutions which will eventually enable young people to return home successfully, move on to a more permanent placement, or achieve independent living; whichever is in accordance with their Care Plan. …

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