Tag Archives: adoption

Sheffield Council seek more adoptive parents

Sheffield Council is launching an urgent appeal for more adoptive parents following release of a government report that reveals the number of children adopted in Yorkshire is at a record low. Government figures reveal only 430 children found permanent new parents in 2018, down from 690 in 2015. Sheffield Council is appealing for more people to come forward to adopt children currently in local authority care including unaccompanied child refugees. Baillor Jalloh reports for Sheffield Live!

National campaign highlights children in need of adoptive families

National Adoption Week is designed to raise awareness of the number of children in need of a loving home. The week long campaign aims to encompass all aspects of adoption, including the challenges of adoptive parenting, stories of adopted children and those of others whose life has been touched by adoption. Sheffield Live! reporter Azz Mohammed spoke to Liz Coates, assistance service manager at the adoption and fostering service.

Adopting siblings

This week is adoption week and here in Sheffield there are stalls at the Town Hall and at Fargate where you can find out more.  This year the emphasis is on adopting siblings, these are amongst the children who have to wait the longest to be adopted in the UK.