Belfast Telegraph

Friday 29 August 2014

Appeal for new child adopters and supporters

Have you an adoption connection? If so, you will know what an amazing thing it is to give a child a safe, loving and permanent home. There is a desperate need for more adopters throughout the UK and you could help inspire others to become a 'forever family' for a vulnerable child or sibling group.

The British Association for Adoption and Fostering (BAAF) is looking for more people to volunteer as Adoption Champions to help spread the word about adoption.

Even if you do not have a direct connection, but simply care about creating a better future for the most vulnerable of our children, you are very welcome to sign up as an Adoption Champion too.

Our adopted daughter is the most precious thing in our lives, so I have become a Champion to help encourage others to think about adoption – to show that adoption not only changes a child's life in the best way possible, but also that it brings so much joy and reward to adoptive parents.

Could you inspire others by sharing your experiences by writing a short blog or holding a talk in your local community? Or perhaps you could use your social media channels to support adoption.

There are lots of different ways to get involved and the BAAF team are there to give you advice and support.

To find out more information and to register, please visit www.nationaladoptionweek.org.uk/adoptionchampions

Clare Grogan

C/o British Association for Adoption &

Fostering (BAAF),

6-10 Kirby Street,

London EC1N 8TS

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