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Nick and Sarah, adoptive parents in Falmouth

National Adoption Week 2019

The focus of this year’s National Adoption Week is on those children who wait longer to find their forever families; children with disability, older children and, in particular, sibling groups. Cornwall is no exception to this, with 5 groups of two and 1 sibling group of three currently waiting for us to find them a loving home.

We’re working with other regional and voluntary agencies to support the good work of National Adoption Week, so watch this space for more news and updates, but thought it might be a good idea to do a bit of mythbusting while we were about it as well.

So who can and can’t adopt? Plenty of myths here, but whatever you may have heard of read, it’s fair to say that the default position today is – assume you can!

Here’s what you need to know:

The adoption process can prepare you for becoming an adopter within as little as six months

There are children who need a new, permanent family now

Anyone over 21 can adopt and there is no upper age limit

LGTQ+ and intersex people can adopt

Single people can adopt

Adopters can be of any religion or none

Disabled people can adopt

Adopters will be fully trained before the child is placed

Adopters are supported throughout the process and beyond

If you’ve been thinking about adoption, now’s the time to get in touch. We have two informal drop-ins arranged across National Adoption Week:

Falmouth Park Family Hub – Park Terrace TR11 2DJ – Thursday October 17th: 1pm – 4pm

Trenance Children’s Centre, Trenance Road Newquay TR7 2LU – Friday October 18th: 1pm – 4pm

So feel free to drop over and see us for an informal, discreet chat to answer any questions you might have about adopting, otherwise you can call us on 01872 322 200 to find out more or visit www.adoptincornwall.

"Get in contact, there’s nothing to lose, and everything to gain. You could gain a new family!"

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