More adopters needed for brothers and sisters in Lincolnshire

Almost 50% of children currently waiting to be adopted in Lincolnshire are brothers and sisters who need to be kept together, Lincolnshire County Council has revealed as part of an awareness campaign.

Two information events are being held by the Lincolnshire Adoption Service as part of National Adoption Week (October 16-22).

The events will take place from 7 – 9pm on Tuesday, October 17 at The Bentley Hotel and Thursday, October 9 at Belton Woods Hotel in Grantham.

People who are looking into adoption or are after more information can attend the information evenings where adopters will talk about their experiences and looking after siblings.

In Lincolnshire there is a particular need for adopters of:

  • Brothers and sisters who need to be kept together
  • Children aged three years and above
  • Children with additional needs and disabilities

Councillor Patricia Bradwell, Executive Councillor for Children’s Services, said: “Older children are often likely to have brothers and sisters, or have additional needs.

“Unfortunately, there is currently a shortage of adoptive parents coming forward for these children, and they often end up waiting the longest to find a home where they can feel safe and thrive.

“I would urge anyone who has even the slightest interest in adopting and who wants to find out more to come along to one of these events.

“You can’t get better feedback than from those who are actually providing loving homes to children and young people who really need it.”

For more information regarding booking a place at one of the events, call 01522 554114 or visit the website.