LETTER: Consider adopting a child

Nearly half of all children for whom adoptive families are being sought need to be adopted together with their brothers and sisters. But sadly there is a shortage of adopters who are willing and able to come forward to adopt them. Therefore this year’s National Adoption Week (November 3-9) is focussing on siblings to encourage more people to consider whether they can give a loving, secure and permanent home to a sibling group and help stop brothers and sisters being separated.

Of course, not everyone is able to adopt more than one child and we still need families for the thousands of single children and those for whom being adopted with their siblings is not in their best interest.

Adopters are welcomed from all walks of life. You don’t need to be married or under 40; you can be gay or straight and you don’t need to own your own home.

If you think you could adopt, why not find out more - there will be information events taking place throughout the UK. Please visit www.nation
aladoptionweek.org.uk for more information including finding your nearest event.

Barbara Hutchinson

Interim Chief Executive
British Association for
Adoption and Fostering