National Adoption Week: Join us to find out how you can adopt a child

Are you interested in adopting a child but need more information? Are you unsure where to start, or just want to find out more?

Merton Council is supporting National Adoption Week (17 to 23 October) and are running a number of drop-ins and adoption information meetings for people who are interested in finding out more about adoption.

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Cabinet member for children’s services, Councillor Katy Neep supports the campaign

The Merton adoption team will be on hand to answer questions, talk about children waiting to be adopted, dispel myths and encourage as many people as possible to pose for selfies with the #SupportAdoption sign to pledge their support on social media. (Search on Facebook for Merton Council and follow us on Twitter @Merton_Council)

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Use this sign to send us your #SupportAdoption selfie

Cabinet member for children’s services, Councillor Katy Neep said: “All children deserve to grow up in a loving home and we are ambitious here in Merton to provide that for all of our children.

“For those considering adoption I would urge you to come along to one of our information days to find out more and help us deliver on our ambition.”

Why not come along to one of the following events:

Drop-Ins:

Mitcham Library Tuesday 18 October 10.30am -1.30pm

Morden Library: Wednesday 19 October 10.30am to 4.30pm

Pollards Hill Library Thursday 20 October 10.30am to 1.30pm

Adoption Information Meetings:

Thursday 27 October 5.30-7.30PM, Morden

Saturday 12 November 10am – 12 noon, Ewell

Tuesday 6 December, 11am-1pm, Morden

If you are interested in adopting, want to come along to any of the above events or would like to find our more information, visit www.southwestlondonadoption.org.uk or call on 020 8545 4688.

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