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2009
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Opt to adopt and give a Hackney child a brighter future

Do you know there are an estimated 4,000 children across the UK needing adoption every year?

In Hackney, we are looking for adoptive families for 11 children of Black, White and dual heritage. Our children, five boys and six girls aged between one and 10 years, need adoptive parents who can closely reflect and promote their ethnic and cultural background and give them a secure and loving home.

You don’t have to live in borough to adopt a Hackney child. We welcome applicants from neighbouring boroughs and counties and from all communities, particularly the black minority ethnic community. What we really need are people who can offer care and love; people who can transform the lives of one or more of the children needing adoption giving them the chance to thrive.

Councillor Rita Krishna, Cabinet Member for Children’s Services, said: “Every child is special and deserves to grow up in a loving, secure family. The process for becoming an adoptive parent is rigorous, and that is as it should be. But please don’t think we’ll turn you down because you’re over 40, for example, single, or don’t own your own home. Initially, we are simply asking people to come forward and find out more about adoption. If you think you might have what it takes, please get in touch.”

Anyone who is thinking about adopting and wants to take the next step can attend a special information event on Thursday 24 September, 6-8pm, at the Adoption & Fostering Resource Centre, 186 Homerton High Street, E9.

It’s a fun, informal evening where members of the Council’s Adoption team will be on hand to talk about adoption, the children needing a loving family and the type of support that is available for you and your family.

For more information about the event or adopting a child in Hackney please call 08000 730 418 or visit: www.hackneykids.org.uk