National Adoption Week: Opt to Adopt in Hackney

To adopt is one of the most important decisions anyone can make. It could transform a child’s life as well as your own.

To mark National Adoption Week (31 October - 6 November) Hackney Council’s Adoption Team will be hosting a special information event on Fiday 4 November, 4-7.30pm, at the Town Hall in Mare Street.

Anyone who is thinking about adopting and wants to take the next step is welcome to attend. 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.

Hackney particularly needs single people, couples and families of Black African, White UK, Caribbean and Dual Heritage to provide a loving home for a child.

Councillor Rita Krishna, Cabinet Member for Children s Services said: “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. Adopting a child means taking on a great responsibility but it is also a source of much happiness. I urge anyone thinking about adopting to come along to the Council’s information evening and find out more about what is involved.”

The event will be an informal evening where adoptive parents and members of the Council’s Adoption Team will be available to answer questions about adoption, the children needing a loving family, and the type of support that is available for you and your family.

Adoption Information Evening
Friday 4 November 2011
4 - 7.30pm
Committee Rooms,
Hackney Town Hall, Mare Street, London E8 1EA

There will be a presentation at 6.30pm, and refreshments and crèche facilities will be provided.

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