National Adoption Week - 17 to 23 October

Thu, 20/10/2016

Show the world that you #SupportAdoption

This National Adoption Week #SupportAdoption and let us know if you think you could adopt some of our most vulnerable and hard to place children, including sibling groups.

You can find out more about what is involved in adopting a child at one of our upcoming information events:

Thursday 24 November

  • time: 10 am to noon or 6pm to 8pm
  • location: Kensington Town Hall, Hornton Street, W8 7NX

Many children who are waiting for adoption come from a black or minority ethnic background and form part of a sibling group. They are often over 4-years-old and may also have a disability.

The bond between siblings is unique and in many cases is the most consistent relationship they have had.  Wherever possible the council aim to place siblings together. Unfortunately sibling groups often wait the longest to be placed.

We would like to encourage people who have thought about adoption to consider adopting a sibling group.  Our dedicated Adoption Service can provide prospective adopters with support and advice.

There is a wide range of people who are eligible to adopt. You can adopt if you are single, married or in a relationship, including a civil partnership or same-sex relationship and are at least 21 years old. 

To find out more about adoption or the events, call the adoption team on 0800 781 2332 or 020 8753 2303 or visit our adoption webpage.

Last updated: 2 February 2017