Can you give a child a home?

This National Adoption Week (4 – 10 November) Buckinghamshire County Council are looking for people like you to consider adoption for Buckinghamshire children who are waiting to find their new family.

They can ask questions of an expert during National Adoption Week in our ‘Bucks Adopt hour’ via twitter; running 2pm – 3pm every day except Wednesday when it will be from 7pm – 8pm. (reply to our tweets adding #BucksAdopt)

We are also running a training session on the 7th November for potential adopters (you can contact us to book a place on 08001601900)

There are many myths surrounding adoption and this often puts extremely good prospective parents off the idea of making enquiries. Just as every child is different, so every adoptive parent brings different life experiences, backgrounds and skills to the care and support they can give.

You can adopt:

  • Whatever your age, background or lifestyle
  • Irrespective of marital status or sexual orientation
  • From a home which is rented or owned

People often rule themselves out of being able to adopt because of their age, beliefs and lifestyle. All we ask if that you are over 21, happy to make space in your life and home for a child, patient, flexible and energetic, and determined to make a real difference to a child’s life, for a lifetime.

Discover the rewards of adoption today and know that we’ll be with you all the way – before and after adoption.

If you’re looking to build your family and think you could give a child a place to call home call the First Step Team on 0800 160 1900 email adoption@buckscc.gov.uk or visit www.buckscc.gov.uk/adoption