Adoption could enrich your life and that of a child

If you could open your heart and home to provide a Doncaster child with a permanent family then you are invited to find out more at an adoption online information event.

Doncaster Children’s Services Trust Adoption team, who have been rated as ‘Outstanding’ by Ofsted, will be hosting their next online information event on Monday, 16 November, between 4.30pm to 7.30pm.

The friendly adoption team, and a number of adoptive parents, will be on hand to answer all your questions; to explain the adoption process and the benefits of adopting through the Trust. This includes support throughout the adoption process and after your child has been placed with you.

Manager of the adoption team, Claire Holmes has said, “At any one time there are around 20 children, including brothers and sisters, in Doncaster who cannot live with their birth parents and who are looking for a loving and stable family home. Adopting is truly a life changing decision; something that brings great joy and richness to your life. If you are thinking about opening your home and heart to a child, then our event is a great way to find out more about the process and the support our team can offer.”

Brendan and Elliott are adoptive parents to three young brothers. They knew they wanted children years ago but, says Brendan, they thought that same-sex couples couldn’t adopt.

“When we realised we could the process was a happy accident,” said Brendan. “We saw an advert for the Trust’s Adoption Service with an email to contact to express an interest. We emailed and got a phone call really quickly.

“We had a home visit after which we went on a four day training course and then were well supported by the Trust service throughout the adoption process.”

They add: “Our lives are complete now. It’s like the boys have always been part of our family.”

The couple’s advice to anyone considering adoption is to speak to the Trust team and find out more.

To book your place, please call the adoption team on 01302 737740 or email adoption@dcstrust.co.uk.

If you are unable to attend the event, the team will be hosting their next online information event on Wednesday 16 December from 4.30pm to 7.30pm. You can find more information about the Trust’s adoption service go to https://www.adoptingindoncaster.org

“A huge thank you – you have given her the best chance of a secure future.”

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