We have a shortage of potential adopters in North Devon, Torridge and Torbay, and it’s making it difficult to give children permanent homes.
Adopt South West’s Service Manager, Kath Drescher, says:
“We have approved adopters across the south west region, but we don’t have sufficient numbers in some areas, and having that geographic spread of approved adopters is really important.
“In some parts of the region we have a concentration of approved adopters, but sometimes we need to find the right match with individuals and families outside those areas. And North Devon, Torridge and Torbay are areas where we currently have too few.”
The call comes as Adopt South West, the regional adoption agency covering Devon, Torbay, Plymouth and Somerset, confirms that they have 117 children currently awaiting adoption, ranging in age from babies to school age children.
If you would like to chat to someone about becoming an adopter, even to help you decide whether it could be right for you, please call Adopt South West on 0345 155 1076. Or email them on firstname.lastname@example.org
Bob Jope HEALTHWATCH TORBAY
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