Vulnerable children in Oxfordshire are set to benefit from a new campaign, launching Wednesday 16 September, designed to dispel myths around who is eligible to adopt and encourage more residents to consider the role.
An emotive FILM features an adoptive family from South Oxfordshire; Charlotte and Peter Brown and singer Sinitta (see photo above, with her mum, Miquel Brown).
Oxfordshire is playing a key role in the national #YouCanAdopt campaign, which explores what the adoption process involves and highlights the need for more adopters.
(Charlotte and Peter Brown in picture)
Since early April, there has been a 14% increase in enquiries to adopt with Adopt Thames Valley. However, considerable delays to court processes due to COVID-19 means there will be many more children who will need adopting come the autumn.
Oxfordshire desperately needs more adopters from across its diverse communities, who can offer children a permanent safe and loving home.
Most of Adopt Thames Valley’s assessment and training has transferred to virtual platforms to ensure the ‘recruitment’ process continues, despite the pandemic.