3 Thousand Children Waiting to Be Adopted

There are more than 3 thousand children in local authority care across England who are waiting for an adoptive family. 

Adoption is a way of providing the secuirty of a new family when it is not possible for a child to be brought up by his/her own parents.

Families for Children are committed to providing adoption support to children and families, and aim to treat prospective adopters with respect and honesty while making the process of assessment an open and comfortable experience.



There are eligibility criteria but no 'blanket bans' on the grounds of age, weight, appearance, disability, sexuality, income or marital status. 

Graham Pellew  from Families for Children has been telling us more CLICK HERE

ALL applications are considered on merit. Children who are adopted come from diverse backgrounds and some have diverse needs. 

Our reporter Wendy buckingham has been talking to dad Chris who has adopted two children  CLICK HERE  Tracy from Ivybridge has also found adoption has given her the family she always wanted  CLICK HERE

This 17 year faced a lifetime in care until he  was adopted eight years ago.  CLICK HERE

This boy was adopted when he was just a year old  CLICK HERE

For more information and to find out if you could become a prospective adoptive parent go to www.familiesforchildren.org.uk 

Or ring (01364) 645 480 They can answer all your questions and send out an information pack which includes an adoption DVD

Meanwhile, Torbay Council's Adoption Service is looking for more people to adopt.

Events are being held include: 

Saturday 10 November - Exmouth Magnolia Shopping Centre 10am to 3pm

 Tuesday 13 November - Tor Hill House, Torquay 4.30 to 7pm

 Tuesday 20 November - Newton Abbot Library 11am to 2pm 

Friday 23 November - The Mansion, Totnes 11am to 2pm 

Tuesday 27 November - Tor Hill House, Torquay 4.30 to 7pm

 Contact Torbay Adoption Service by calling 01803 207870 or emailing adoption.team@torbay.gov.uk. More details about these events and information about adopting can also be found by visiting www.torbay.gov.uk/adoption.