Could you make it happen?

To coincide with National Adoption Week, Merton is again appealing for adoptive parents and long-term foster carers to give loving homes to the large number of children currently waiting to be matched within the borough.

National Adoption Week runs from November 1-7 and hopes to help find homes for the thousands of children nationwide whose dream it is to have a loving family around them.

Every child deserves a home that makes them feel comfortable and cared for – a home that’s right for their age, culture, race, religion and any other needs they may have. That’s why we need adopters from different backgrounds and walks of life.

To this end, Merton is particularly keen to talk to prospective parents who are of dual heritage, or white UK. We are currently looking to find caring and loving homes for babies of mixed parentage, children aged six plus and siblings. We also have some children with special needs who would benefit greatly from parents who have experience of children with learning difficulties.

We do not require our carers to be married, working, or to own their own home. Whatever your culture, race, religion, sexuality or age (as long as you are over 21), we would love to speak to people who can make a lifelong commitment to children who need stability, permanency and a loving trusting home environment.

If you feel you have what it takes to provide a home and a family to a looked after child awaiting adoption or long-term fostering, please contact Candice Harper on 020 8545 4841 for more information, or to find out about our next information events.

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Notes to editors:
National Adoption Week is organised by the British Association for Adoption & Fostering (BAAF), the UK’s leading adoption and fostering charity. To help answer your questions, BAAF will be running dedicated help-lines: 020 7593 2060 – 020 7593 2061 – 020 7593 2062

PRESS CONTACT:
Matt Rickard
PR & Press Officer
London Borough of Merton
020 8545 3483