National Adoption Week 2016 will take place from 17 to 23 October and the theme is embodied by the hashtag #SupportAdoption.
As in previous years, the need to find families for some of our most vulnerable children remains at the heart of this year's event. However, it is clear that a National Adoption Week that did not also address the difficult realities of adoption today would be doing a disservice to those children and the agencies working on their behalf.
National Adoption Week 2016 will aim to encompass all aspects of adoption, to demystify and clarify the adoption process, reflect the challenges of adoptive parenting, share individual stories, showcase and signpost to best practice and invite anyone whose life or heart is touched by it to #SupportAdoption.
Leeds City Council Adoption Service has been rated ‘Good’ by Ofsted with ‘Outstanding’ leadership and management and are the largest adoption service in the north of England and the second largest in the UK.
We work to:
- Find families for children waiting to be adopted;
- Recruit, prepare and assess prospective adoptive parents; and
- Provide ongoing support to adoptive parents, adopted children and their families.
We have close links with other adoption organisations such as Coram BAAF (British Association of Adoption and Fostering), the National Adoption Register, the Yorkshire and Humber Adoption Consortium (YHAC) and we are a member of Being Family, the YHACs information service for prospective adoptive parents.
We'll guide you through the process from preparing for your application until the day you become an adoptive parent and beyond.
You can find out more about Leeds City Council Adoption Service by reading our Statement of Purpose (PDF 560KB).