Lambeth council has it’s own Adoption council which was set up to support the rising number of children in need of parents however the number of adoptees doesn’t correspond with the amount of children in need.
National Adoption week of 2018 started on the 15th of October and Ends on the 21st. The campaign aims to find homes for children who really need it. This year the focus is also on the adopter.
Lambeth council has their own adoption company. Thus to celebrate, are hosting two events at Lambeth Town Hall. One on Tuesday the 16th of October from 6:00 to 8:00pm. The other on the 18th from 12:00 to 2:00pm.
Both events start with a presentation and a Q&A (question and answer). In order to follow this year’s focus, they then have parents who have been through the adoption process. People can talk to them and hear directly from them.
Lambeth Adoption has a 10-step adoption process and was described as “Absolutely fantastic” by Paul and Nicky, parents who adopted a sibling group through Lambeth Adoption. They said the process was long and in depth, Paul saying they “Research our lives” and continued on joking that he felt they knew more about him than he knows about himself.
Only 5 people showed up to the event and compared to all of the children in the UK that need adopting, this is nothing. Showing that more adoptees are needed, so if you are thinking of adopting, go for it. Save a child and give them the beautiful life they deserve.