National Adoption Week

10 days ago

Being part of a loving family is what most children take for granted. However, there are still children in Carmarthenshire who are looking for a home of their own.

As part of National Adoption Week (October 15-21), people are being asked to consider opening their homes and their hearts to those waiting for a family.

An information evening is being held in Yr Atom, 18 King Street, Carmarthen, on Friday, October 19 from 6pm-7.30pm.

Executive board member responsible for education and children’s services Cllr Glynog Davies said: “This is a great opportunity for prospective adopters to find out more about the process of adopting children in the county who are waiting for loving, permanent and stable homes. It will also be a chance to meet other prospective adopters.”

Adoption Mid and West Wales has adoption teams covering the four local authorities of Carmarthenshire, Ceredigion, Pembrokeshire and Powys. Their aim is to make sure that children grow up as part of a permanent, loving family from childhood through to adulthood.
Carmarthenshire County Council’s social services departments provide a range of services and resources to help families to care for their children but, where this is not possible, their Adoption Service finds permanent alternative families.

In the last year (2017-18) 29 adopters were approved - these include married couples, unmarried couples, single people and same sex couples - but there is always the need for more adopters to come forward as demand for adoption placements has increased this year.