‘Too Old at 4?’ National Adoption Week

Figures published to mark National Adoption Week have revealed the average age of children waiting to be adopted is four years old. The figures from First 4 adoption show these children have waited the longest to be matched with adoptive families. Rotherham Council are aiming to provide potential parents with more information throughout the week. The Rotherham Adoption team have been at Wentworth Garden Centre, to speak to the public about their campaign, ‘Too old at 4?’ Social Worker, Wendy Caster says older children, children with disabilities and sibling groups are currently the least likely to be adopted.