During National Adoption Week this week (16 - 22 October) our dedicated local adoption team are trying to find seven MK children their ‘forever families’.
Milton Keynes City Council shares an adoption service called Adoption Connects with Central Bedfordshire Council. In the past four years, the team has helped 63 children in Milton Keynes to find an adoptive family, but there are still more children waiting to be matched.
Now the team have posted a new adoption readiness tool online for anyone considering adoption. It provided answers to essential questions, offers hints and tips, and helps create a personalised plan so local people can make an informed decision about adoption.
“We are so proud of our adoptive parents in MK. We know of seven local children currently waiting to find their forever family, whether that be a single person, a couple who do not have children or established families. Adoption can be daunting, and we want anyone thinking about adoption to feel comfortable and confident with the process. That’s why we’ve introduced a new tool that can people get started on the journey.” - Cllr Zoe Nolan, Cabinet Member for Children and Families
Adoption Connects offers a wide range of free services from training and advice through to financial support and regular social events.
On 9 November, Adoption Connects is hosting an hour-long online information session to outline the adoption process and the resources and support available. There will be an opportunity to meet a local adopter, ask questions and find out about their experience.