Coun­cil highlight cam­paign to find 40 adop­tive fam­i­lies

Rutherglen Reformer - - News -

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. south­la­nark­ or call 0303 123 1008.

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