Published: Monday, 14th October 2019

Medway Council is raising awareness of its work to help children who are waiting to be adopted find their forever families, as part of National Adoption Week between 14 and 20 October 2019.

The Medway adoption team supports families and prospective parents through the adoption process and works hard to help reduce the time children wait to be matched with a family. The team also provides support after adoption, including access to ongoing support and training for as long as it is needed.

The adoption service welcomes hearing from people from all walks of life, including:

  • Single adopters
  • LGBT adopters
  • Adopters who are married, cohabiting or in civil partnerships.
  • Adopters who are not yet parents, or already have children, through birth or otherwise.

Here’s what some adoptive parents who have recently been through the process with Medway’s adoption team have said:

“We are so happy we adopted through Medway and have felt well supported throughout.”

“Me and my partner were very anxious about starting the adoption process in the beginning as were are a same sex couple, however from day one the Medway team made us feel at ease.”

“Adopting our little girl has been our dream come true. We already had two birth children who were boys (then aged six and four) but we knew our little girl was missing from our family and finding her by adoption feels so special.”

Adults who have been thinking about adoption are encouraged to get in touch with Medway’s adoption team to find out more information. An information event is being held in Medway on Wednesday, 16 October and anyone who is thinking about adoption is welcome to attend. To book your place and find out the full details, please phone the Medway adoption team on 01634 335676.  

Medway Council is looking to build on its success by joining Kent County Council and the London Borough of Bexley in establishing a Regional Adoption Agency. By pooling resources, the three authorities aim to become more efficient, increase the total number of children adopted and reduce the time children wait to be matched with a family.

For more information on adoption, visit medway.gov.uk/adoption

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