The start of a new year brings many considerations, from weight loss, to home improvements. Additionally it prompts thoughts we may have considered for some time, larger, significant decisions such as a re-location, a new career path or extending your family by adopting a child.
5,050 adoptions took place in the UK in the year 2013-2014; the number of children awaiting adoptive families will always be significant. Blackpool Council Adoption Services have one main priority at the forefront of everything else – to ensure the best possible match between our children and our adopters.
Regardless of the adoption process stage you are at, we are happy to help. With information events held on a monthly basis where you can come along for an informal chat and ask any questions you may have, our friendly and experienced team will support you throughout. If you continue with the process you will be allocated your very own social worker who will guide you through your journey.
Once we have matched you with a child, we have a dedicated post adoption support team who not only provide assistance where required, but will also put you in touch with other adoptive families, invite you to attend informative seminars and workshops plus produce numerous social events you can attend that are held throughout the year.
Even before you are approved you are invited to preparation training and any workshops / events dependent upon which stage of the process you are at.
Growing your family through adoption is a special time, where you and your adopted child will begin your journey as a permanent family unit, and should assistance or advice be needed support from the post adoption team are on hand.
Here at Blackpool Council we offer adoption services across Lancashire, and all locations within a 50 mile radius of Blackpool. If you live in the North West and have been considering adoption, whether it has been for some time, or a recent thought - we encourage you to take the next steps and find out more. You can find a list of dates for our upcoming events by clicking here, you can also contact us by calling 01253 477888 or fill in the contact us form here.
If you have ever considered adoption we would love to hear from you. Make 2015 the year you really put yourself in the picture.
Start the conversation by giving us a call on 01253 477888 or alternatively, request a free callback and we'll be in touch with you as soon as possible, within 5 working days.