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Campaign launched to boost fostering

Friday, 2nd July 2010.

A campaign to boost fostering in the area will include an information stand at Tesco in Haverhill next Friday, July 9.

Suffolk County Council’s Adoption Agency is launching a recruitment campaign this month to raise awareness about adoption in Suffolk and to highlight the urgent need for more people to come forward and adopt a Suffolk child.

In Suffolk today, there are currently 23 children waiting to be adopted, this includes sibling groups, babies and children with additional needs.

Some of these children may have been waiting a long time to find a family of their own. Suffolk’s Adoption Agency is hoping this campaign will give them some much-needed help in finding a family.

As part of the campaign, there will be an information stand at Tesco in Haverhill on Friday, July 9, where staff will be on hand between 10am and 3pm to talk to people about adoption in Suffolk.

Sally Stoker, head of adoption at Suffolk County Council, said,: “We would encourage anyone who has ever thought about adopting to come along to one of these information stands and find out more.

"We know many people wrongly believe they cannot adopt because they do not meet the criteria for reasons such as age, disability, sexual orientation, being single, or their financial circumstances.

"We hope these information stands will give us an opportunity to dispel a few myths about adoption and better inform people, while also raising awareness we need more adopters to come forward.”

If you would like to find out more about adopting a Suffolk child, please contact Suffolk Adoption Agency on 0800 389 9471 or visit www.suffolkadoption.com.

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