30 Oct 2012
Stockport Council has joined forces with other local councils to try and persuade more people to consider adopting a child.
A month-long initiative, with the slogan ‘View life differently, adopt a child’, started on Monday 29th October. It coincides with National Adoption Week from November 5th-11th and will be promoted on trams covering the entire Metrolink network.
Stockport Council has teamed up with Cheshire East, Trafford and Tameside Councils on the recruitment drive. Stockport Council is particularly keen to hear from people willing to adopt older children, particularly boys, and children with disabilities and/or developmental needs.
Councillor Kevin Dowling, Stockport Council’s Executive Member for Children & Young People, said: “While we are making progress in Stockport, some children are still waiting too long for permanent and loving families. We especially need families who can adopt older children, particularly boys, and children with disabilities and/or developmental needs. I would encourage anyone interested in adopting to contact the Council.”
If you would like to find out more about adoption, visit www.stockport.gov.uk/adoption or phone Stockport Council on 0161 947 4646.