Adoption open evening: 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 need adoptive parents who can give children currently in care in the borough 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.

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.

So if you re single or a couple and have been thinking about adopting and want to take the next step, please come along to the Council’s next adoption open evening on Thursday 26 January, 6.30 - 8.30pm, at Hackney Town Hall, Mare Street, E8.

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. 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.”

The open evening is one of our regular information events, where members of the Council’s Adoption Unit will be on hand to talk about adoption, the children needing a loving family and the type of support that is available for adoptive parents and their families.

For more information about the event or adopting a child in Hackney please call 08000 730 418; email:; or visit: