Families asked to provide loving homes for kids

Harborough people are being asked to provide a home for one of hundreds of children
Harborough people are being asked to provide a home for one of hundreds of children

Families and potential adopters in Harborough are being asked to provide a safe and stable home for one of hundreds of children in the midlands in need of a loving environment.

Adopters for Adoption says there are 400 children in the East Midlands waiting for a home.

The volunteer-run organisation was launched in April last year and is now on the hunt for potential adopting families to match them with.

Sally Mebourne, chief executive, said: “The decision to adopt is one of the most challenging but rewarding decisions a person can make.

“A lot of people mistakenly think they won’t be ‘allowed’ to adopt.

“However, in reality there are only three initial criteria you need to meet – you need to be at least 21 years old, living in the British Islands, and be clear of convictions or cautions for certain criminal offences.

“We make our decisions on your ability to offer a loving, stable home – not your gender, age, sexual orientation, ethnicity, marital status, income or religious beliefs.”

Since being set up last year, Adopters for Adoption says it has found 17 homes for a number of children – including older ones aged between four and six.

To find out more, visit www.adoptersforadoption.com, phone 0800 5877 791 or email contactus@adoptersforadoption.com.