By Amy Stubbs & Abigail Reed: Staffordshire adoption experts have been dispelling myths surrounding the process of giving a new home to children at a series of events across the county.
Staffordshire County Council’s adoption team toured the region to set the record as part of National Adoption Week.
Jane Day, a senior adoption practitioner in Staffordshire, explained: “People sometimes say ‘I’m too old’ or ‘I don’t own my own house’ or ‘I’m not married’ – these are not reasons why they can’t be considered for adoption.”
Despite adoption numbers being on the rise in Staffordshire, the number of foster carers still needs to be improved.
Jane added: “We’re always needing more foster carers, particularly in the north of the county, and they can take children from a baby up until 18 and sometimes beyond that.”
For more information on adoption or fostering call 0800 169 2061 or visit www.care4child.org.