Birmingham City Council is looking after 54 young siblings waiting to be adopted to stable homes with loving parents.
National Adoption Week starting today (3 November) is focussing on brothers and sisters who are hoping to get adopted together.
Birmingham currently has 118 children who are waiting to be adopted, with 54 of those being siblings aged from babies to seven-year-olds, with the majority aged under five.
Councillor Brigid Jones, cabinet member for children and family services, said: â€œBeing a parent is an incredible and life changing journey, and by deciding to adopt you can transform the lives of some of our most vulnerable children, as well as your own.
â€œBecoming a mum or a dad is always a daunting prospect whether it’s having your own children or adopting, but so incredibly rewarding, not just to you but for your whole new family. Giving siblings the opportunity to stay together is a further incredible gift you can give to a child. Whether you are single or with a partner, gay or straight, religious or not – if you think you could become the new loving parents to our wonderful children, and invest the time, emotional support and understanding of their past to help them move forward and thrive, we would love to hear from you.
â€œWe have a dedicated, experienced recruitment team waiting to answer your questions and talk more with you about what adoption could be like and whether it’s right for you.”
Anyone interested can visit www.adoptandfoster.co.uk/home or call 0121 303 7575.
Birminghamâ€™s Adoption Roadshow will take place next week:
Thursday 6 November 11am â€“ 3pmÂ Â St Barnabas Church centre, Erdington High Street
Friday 7 & Saturday 8 November 10am â€“ 3pmÂ Â Birmingham High Street outside entrance to Pavilions/Bullring