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Pop in at the drop-in if you are considering adoption

Press Release   •   Oct 30, 2012 13:44 GMT

Local people considering adopting a child can find out more information at a special drop-in session on Tuesday 6 November.

There are currently 28 children in Bury, mainly under five years of age, looking for a good lifelong home.

Jean MacKenzie, adoption manager for Bury Council, said: “There are a number of reasons that some children cannot grow up in the homes of their birth family; equally, there are many reasons why people choose to adopt. If you have been thinking about adopting and can give a child a loving, secure home please come along to our open evening to have a chat with us. It could be the thing that helps you decide if adoption is right for you.”

The drop-in session has been organised by Bury, Rochdale and Oldham councils and takes place at Rochdale Town Hall between 6.30pm and 9pm.

Many children needing adoption have been abused or neglected, and need a great deal of love and attention to help them adjust to stable family life and grow into happy, confident adults. The adoption team will be on hand to talk about how they can prepare you with the skills to adopt a child and discuss the support you will be given throughout the process.