ADOPTION charity Parents And Children Together (PACT) is calling for people from in and around Oxford to consider adoption as part of a national recruitment campaign next month.
PACT has announced it is to start holding regular adoption information events in Oxford, with the first event being held in the city during National Adoption Week on Tuesday 16th October at 6.30pm.
PACT supports families across the south east through adoption, award-winning therapeutic support and community projects. Last year the charity placed 82 children with 57 families through its adoption services. There are currently more than 2,000 children waiting to be adopted in England.
PACT is particularly looking for couples or single people, including those from the LGBT community, who can consider adopting children over four years old, sibling groups of two or more children, children of black and minority ethnic heritage or who have additional needs.
PACT Chief Executive Jan Fishwick OBE said: “We are delighted to be extending our programme of adoption information events into Oxford following growing interest in our work from families in the Oxford area. It is particularly fitting to be holding the first of these new events during National Adoption Week when we will be appealing for more people to start their adoption journey with us.”
She added: “Our adoption information events are an ideal opportunity for anyone considering adoption. Attending an event does not place you under any commitment to proceed, but is a great chance for you to learn more about what is involved by hearing from people who have already done this, asking any questions you may have and chatting informally to our staff.
“If you are at all interested in starting or extending your family through adoption please do come along to help find out if this is right for you, and if so how we can help you to do this.”
The event on Tuesday 16th October will be held from 6.30pm until 8pm. There will be other adoption information events in Oxford on Monday 5th November and Monday 10th December. These events are free to attend, but people will need to book a place by calling 0300 456 4800 or emailing email@example.com
PACT also holds adoption information events in Reading, London and Brighton. For dates of all events coming up see www.pactcharity.org/info