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ADOP­TION: A new re­gional adop­tion agency, Adop­tion Counts, is now up and run­ning.

Adop­tion ser­vices in Stock­port, Manch­ester, Traf­ford, Sal­ford and Cheshire East are now de­liv­ered through an in­te­grated ser­vice.

Adop­tion Counts is only the sec­ond re­gional agency - as set out in the Ed­u­ca­tion and Adop­tion Act 2016 - to be­come op­er­a­tional na­tion­ally.

By 2020, the gov­ern­ment aims to have all adop­tion ser­vices de­liv­ered in this way.

Adop­tion Counts will be re­spon­si­ble for re­cruit­ing adopters, find­ing fam­i­lies for chil­dren and pro­vid­ing sup­port for adop­tive fam­i­lies.

Ser­vices will be de­liv­ered from three lo­ca­tions – Sal­ford Civic Cen­tre, Wythen­shawe and Mid­dlewich.

Sue West­wood, re­gional adop­tion agency man­ager, said: “Adop­tion Counts is a new and im­proved way of find­ing per­ma­nent homes for our most vul­ner­a­ble chil­dren.”

To find out more visit www.adop­tion­counts.

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