Adoption appeal finds kids homes

The adoption appeal has found homes for children.

The adoption appeal has found homes for children.

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More than 50 children who were desperately in need of a home have found a family after an adoption campaign.

Kirklees Council launched its Kirklees 90 adoption appeal in January. Since then it has seen the number of children waiting for adoption fall from 90 to 36.

And now as part of National Adoption Week, which takes place this week, it is again hoping to attract prospective parents.

The council has teamed up with Huddersfield Town and is hosting information sessions at the Canalside complex ahead of the match against Birmingham on Saturday. Members of the adoption team will also be at the John Smith’s Stadium.

Coun Cath Harris, cabinet member for children’s services, said: “It is great news that more people than ever are making the decision to adopt. Although sadly many of the children in our care have experienced some degree of upheaval, we’ve seen time and again, the transformation in them once placed within a permanent and loving environment.

“But with 36 children in Kirklees still in urgent need of adoption and with numbers set to continue rising both locally and nationally, we simply cannot afford to be complacent.”

For more information about adoption, contact the Kirklees Council adoption team on 0800 028 3001, or visit www.kirklees.gov.uk/adoption.