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Council offers advice surgeries for potential adoptive parents

Published Tuesday, 12 June 2012


Southwark council has arranged a number of advice and information events to take place over the summer for people in and around the borough who are thinking about adopting a child.

The council's adoption and fostering team will be manning stalls and advice surgeries at a variety of locations in June, July and August.

There will also be stands with advice for local people who are looking to specifically to become foster parents.

Councillor Dora Dixon-Fyle, cabinet member for children's services, said: "There are a wide range of reasons why people might be considering adopting a child to complete their family, and Southwark Council can offer all the best advice and information whatever stage you are at in your decision.

"In particular we want to help dispel the myths about what kind of people can become adoptive parents. We welcome enquiries from older, unmarried, or gay singles or couples and especially people who can take mixed race, black, older children or siblings.

"Alternatively if you are considering fostering children our experts will be able to offer the best advice to guide people through the process."

If you are interested in adoption or fostering a child then please come along to one of our advice stands at the following locations:

Adoption advice

Fostering advice

  • 22 June, (fostering and adoption) stand in the library at opening of the Canada Water Plaza event from 9am to 11am
  • Afternoon tea event on 5 July 5, at the Woolfson and Tay Bookshop, Bermondsey Square from 3pm to 5pm

If you can't make one of the events but would like to find out more you can go to the council's website and choose the Children and families topic on the drop down menu.  

Alternatively you can call the team on 0207 525 4497 or freephone 0800 952 0707 or email Adoption.

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