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Join us at our Adoption Information Event on 19/6/24

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It’s National Adoption Week

It’s National Adoption Week and we’ve organised a week of activities to celebrate modern adoption and encourage more people to consider adoption as a way of creating or adding to their family.

With 37 children currently needing adoptive parents in our region, the need has never been greater for people to come forward and provide loving homes.

We’re looking for adopters for a range of children from 9 months to 6 years old, from single children to a group of 4 brothers and sisters. If you’d like to know more, we’d urge you to book on to our online You Can Adoption Information Event or give us a call and speak to our friendly team.

Activities planned during the week include an event to match waiting children with waiting adopters, a podcast featuring a local Mummy who has adopted two children with additional needs and daily social media posts featuring the profiles of the children who need families.

Family Adoption Links is also taking part in the national campaign which features powerful portraits of generations of adopted people released to spotlight how adoption has evolved.

Royal, fashion and celebrity photographer Phillip Sinden, – who was adopted himself in the 1970s, captured the images of a group of adopted people – from baby boomers to Gen Z – as they came together to share their story as part of a new photo series and short film which spotlights how adoption has changed over the years.

Family Adoption Links team member Isabelle Coad features in the national campaign. She explained “I was adopted in the 80s, I have two adopted children, plus I work in adoption so as you might imagine I’m a major advocate!”

Each individual portrait features a backdrop of emotive and poignant words that bring to life how adoption has shaped, and continues to shape, their life and highlights how adoption has changed over the years.

The portraits have been released alongside a new short film, captured during the photoshoot, where you can hear first hand the group’s different experiences – challenging misconceptions about what adoption looks like today.

The campaign shines a spotlight on the positive impact adoption has had on the individuals’ lives, and the strides made in the sector to put children and their sense of identity at the heart of the adoption journey. Whilst recognising the challenges they have faced along the way, the new campaign brings to life the transformational power of a permanent family home.

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