This week is National Adoption Week (18 - 24 October) and this year, our dedicated local adoption team is aiming to educate and inform people on the process of modern adoption.
In 2019, Milton Keynes Council launched a new adoption service in partnership with Central Bedfordshire called Adoption Connects. Since then, the team has helped 96 children to find an adoptive family but there are still more children waiting to find their family.
Cllr Zoe Nolan, Cabinet Member for Children and Families, said: “In the past year, our local adoption agency has connected more children than ever with a loving family. We are so proud of our adoptive parents in MK but we can’t stop here. Within Milton Keynes, there are 4 sibling groups currently waiting to find their forever family, whether that be a single person, a couple who do not have children or established families. There are also several young children who are seeking adoptive parents to provide them with the opportunity for the best start in life.
Our team of adoption professionals are friendly and approachable. We know adoption can be daunting and we want anyone thinking about adoption to feel comfortable and confident with the process.”
Adoption Connects offers a wide range of services from free training and e-learning, newsletters, advice, and information through to financial support and regular social events.
On 11 November, Adoption Connects is hosting two virtual information sessions. The first will outline the whole adoption process including the different resources and support available. The second will provide the opportunity to meet a local adopter of siblings, ask questions and find out about their experiences.
You can also contact Adoption Connects by email at email@example.com or by calling 0300 300 8090.