Cash boost to find children homes

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A mission to find more people keen to adopt children has been given a helping hand by the government.

Adoptionplus agency, based just outside Newport Pagnell, has been awarded a grant from the Department of Education specifically to find more people interested in adopting.

The agency has also entered into agreements with three local authorities in a bid to find homes for their children in care.

Now they are holding an informal information evening for all would-be parents on Tuesday, November 4.

The evening starts at 7pm at the Adoptionplus offices in Cranfield Road, Moulsoe.

Director of Services, Joanne Alper, said: “Many of the children we have successfully placed over the years have had difficult starts to their young lives. That’s why we understand the importance of providing our families with the support they need whenever they need it.”

Adoptionplus children are likely to be over the age of four and have therapeutic needs due to early abuse or trauma.

The grant will provide funding to arrange more adoptions and more specialist support for families .

Places can be booked at the information evening by calling 01908 218251 or emailing Single people, same sex couples and older people are welcome.