Fam­i­lyy AC­TION

FOR CHIL­DREN IS ONE OF THE UK’S MAIN CHIL­DREN’S CHAR­I­TIES AND HAS BEEN ES­TAB­LISHED AS AN ADOP­TION AGENCY SINCE 1926. OVER THAT TIME THEY HAVE HELPED MANY CHIL­DREN GROW INTO CON­FI­DENT AND HAPPY ADULTS THROUGH FIND­ING THEM CAR­ING AND LOV­ING HOMES

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At ev­ery stage of the process, from ini­tial prepa­ra­tion to post-adop­tion, as an adopter you will be sup­ported by their friendly and ex­pe­ri­enced team. Ac­tion for Chil­dren works in small teams so that their adopters are promptly taken through the process and re­ceive the best pos­si­ble train­ing, as­sess­ment and match­ing. Be­cause they are a chil­dren’s char­ity, you will also ben­e­fit from be­ing con­sid­ered for a range of chil­dren from lo­cal au­thor­i­ties across the UK.

Choos­ing to adopt is one of the big­gest de­ci­sions you will ever make. Ac­tion for Chil­dren wants to help you through that process. Whether you are sin­gle, mar­ried, straight or gay they wel­come the chance to talk to you.

Jac­qui Clark has worked for Ac­tion for Chil­dren for eight years now and feels pas­sion­ate about the work they do. Pride Life caught up with her to talk about the char­ity and how it is work­ing to help chil­dren. When was Ac­tion for Chil­dren founded? We were founded as a char­ity in 1869 so we have plenty of ex­pe­ri­ence in help­ing adopters and chil­dren. What sort of peo­ple make the best adop­tive par­ents? Our main in­ten­tion is to place chil­dren in stable, lov­ing fam­i­lies who will meet their in­di­vid­ual needs, what­ever those may be. Be­cause of this we aim to be flex­i­ble and not limit po­ten­tial choices by set­ting strict cri­te­ria. We par­tic­u­larly wel­come enquiries from peo­ple in­ter­ested in adopt­ing older chil­dren or broth­ers and sis­ters who need to stay to­gether. There are cur­rently many sib­ling groups of all ages need­ing new “for­ever” homes. Are there spe­cific things which LGBT peo­ple should take into con­sid­er­a­tion when ap­ply­ing to adopt a child? At Ac­tion for Chil­dren we very much wel­come les­bian, gay, bi­sex­ual or trans­gen­der adopters whether they are sin­gle or look­ing to adopt jointly. Many of our adopters are from the LGBT com­mu­nity and in our ex­pe­ri­ence they have made ex­cel­lent adopters. We re­cently had a fan­tas­tic les­bian couple adopt a boy and his two lit­tle sis­ters. They have really em­braced be­ing

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