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There's never been a better time to adopt

Published Sunday, 04 November 2012

As National Adoption Week approaches (4-10 November) six London boroughs – including Enfield - are calling for more people to consider adopting a child.

National Adoption Week 4-10 November

The North London Adoption Consortium (NLAC) information evening will be held at Islington’s Assembly Hall on Upper Street, N1 at 6.30pm on Wednesday 6 November.

The event will give anyone thinking about adoption the chance to discover the rewards of becoming an adoptive parent and help children find the right loving homes as quickly as possible. 

Cllr Ayfer Orhan, Enfield Council's cabinet member for children and young people, said: "There are lots of children in Enfield waiting to be placed with a loving family. Once again we are joining our neighbouring boroughs to give these children a good chance of finding a loving family.

“All sorts of people make good adoptive parents. So for anyone who has been considering adoption, this information evening is the perfect opportunity to hear from others who have been through the process and ask questions in an informal setting."

Prospective adopters will have the opportunity to hear from childcare professionals and to have an informal chat to find out if adoption could be the right choice for them.

The NLAC needs people to come forward who can offer a child or sibling group a loving and supportive family for life.  They welcome people from all backgrounds especially those able to adopt black and ethnic minority children, dual heritage children, children with special needs, sibling groups and older children.

Applicants living in and around London are welcome to attend the event and apply to adopt.

Enfield forms part of the NLAC along with Camden, Barnet, Islington, Hackney and Haringey and there are over 100 children waiting for new families.

The NLAC information evening will run from 6.30 - 8.30pm at Islington's Assembly Hall (next door to Islington Town Hall), Upper Street, London N1 2UD.

To register your interest in attending the event, text ‘Adoption’ followed by your email address to 66777 or email your name and address to Adoption North London.  

Find out more about adoption in Enfield, call 020 8379 8490 or email.  

For general information about National Adoption Week visit the National Adoption Week website.

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