Council highlight campaign to find 40 adoptive families
South Lanarkshire Council are using National Adoption Week to highlight their own campaign to find 40 adoptive families.
National Adoption week runs from October 17 to 23 to highlight the role adoptive parents play.
Councillor Lynsey Hamilton, depute chair of social work resources committee and member of the South Lanarkshire fostering and adoption panel, said:“Adoption is an option for many different family make-ups and indeed for single people.
“There’s a myth that there are all sorts of barriers to adoption and this is not the case.
“We aim to make the process as smooth as possible for applicants, with a view to ensuring that children get their loving home as quickly as possible. And all you have to do to start the process is request an information pack.”
Enquiries from single people, couples, families who have children of their own, and same sex couples are being sought. Couples wanting to make a joint enquiry have to be living together for more than two years.
All applicants must be over 21 years of age and should be able to parent a child until adulthood.
An information evening is being held at council HQ in Hamilton on November 22 between 7pm – 9pm.
For further details please log on to the council’s website www. southlanarkshire.gov.uk or call 0303 123 1008.