Adoption information roadshow in Manvers

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Caring Dearne residents are being invited to a special event to learn more about adopting a child.

The information roadshow will be held at the Holiday inn, Manvers, on Saturday, September 7, from 10am to noon, and aims to help families get the information they need to see if they can make their dreams of adoption a reality.

There will be opportunity to ask questions about the adoption process and hear experiences from both social workers and parents.

A spokeswoman for Rotherham Council said: “In the past couple of years around 34 Rotherham children have been successfully adopted. However, there is still a shortage of adopters with around 50 children currently looking to be placed.

“The children are a range of ages and backgrounds including both single children and sibling groups, children with disabilities and children from ethnic minority families or dual heritage children.”

Prospective adopters must be aged over 21 but there is no upper age limit, people can be single or unmarried couples, and they can be from different backgrounds in terms of ethnicity, religion or sexuality.