National Adoption Week takes place this year between 19 and 25 October. It’s the annual awareness raising week for adoption agencies and local authorities to draw attention to the thousands of children across the country whose plan is adoption. This year’s theme is: Too old at 4? – a provocative statement intended to highlight the fact that such young children are waiting for forever families.
Four Berkshire councils have joined together to provide adoption services for children seeking forever homes and for families looking to adopt; Wokingham Borough Council, Bracknell Forest Council, West Berkshire Council, and the Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead.
Known as Adopt Berkshire, the service, which launched earlier this year, aims to increase the number of older children and siblings being adopted, as well introduce innovation to improve training and support for prospective parents.
Adopt Berkshire is running a series of events in National Adoption Week across the county and inviting any potential adopters to come and talk to them. They will be in the Wokingham Borough at Asda in Lower Earley on Wednesday 21 October between 11am and 3pm.
If you are interested in finding out more about adoption, visit our Fostering and Adoption website.