Last updated 8 January 2019
Adoption Counts - New Year 2019
New Year…new us. 2019 could be the year you complete your family with Adoption Counts - the regional adoption agency for Cheshire East, Manchester, Salford, Stockport and Trafford.
At Adoption Counts, we know adoption is life changing, and children and families are our sole focus. That is why we strive to match children with the right adopters for them, at the right time, by approving those equipped to meet the needs of children waiting. We are also always looking for innovative approaches to finding adoptive families for the children who wait the longest (older children, children with disabilities, BME children and sibling groups) and we provide a wide range of pre and post adoption support for all adopters, as well as intermediary services in conjunction with statutory and voluntary sector providers.
Sue Westwood, Agency Manager: “2018 was a great year for our Agency and we are proud to have been able to create new families and witness the start of strong, life-long relationships between adoptive parents and children. However, we still need more families to come forward as adopters, to make sure that we can meet all of our children’s needs and do our best by them. We are looking forward to 2019 and we are eager to hear from people that are considering adoption.”
We are currently looking for adopters for children of all ages and we are always very keen to hear from people who will consider children aged four and above, sibling groups, children of a BME background and children with complex needs.
Adoption Counts was the second regional adoption agency to be established in the UK, bringing together the expertise of the Local Authorities of Cheshire East, Manchester, Salford, Stockport, and Trafford. Adoption Services in all five LAs have been regarded as good or outstanding by Ofsted.
Anyone interested in finding out more about becoming adopters in and around the region should contact Adoption Counts on 0300 123 2676 or visit www.adoptioncounts.org.uk. Adopters come from all walks of life. You can be gay, heterosexual, single, in a civil partnership, married or co-habiting – all applications are very welcome and will be treated equally.