A NEW voluntary agency aiming to lead the way in changing the face of adoption has been launched.
Adopters for Adoption seeks to provide a transformational service, delivering a positive and rewarding experience for the prospective adopter and children, where people are more important than the process.
It has been created after Core Assets – The Children’s Services Group, which has an office in Balance Street, Uttoxeter, was awarded a substantial grant by the Department for Education to set up a voluntary agency as part of the government driven adoption reform agenda.
Adopters for Adoption is a not-for-profit organisation benefiting from the 20 years of experience Core Assets’ has of working in fostering and children’s services across the world.
The agency positively encourages and welcomes enquiries from all sectors of the community. The agency’s vision is informed by real life adopters who play a major part in the running of the agency through the steering group and the panel process.
Lorraine White, head of service for Adopters for Adoption, said: “Adoption is changing substantially with the adoption reform agenda at the moment and we are delighted to be at the forefront of innovation with Adopters for Adoption.
“We will actively challenge misconceptions around adoption and improve the way adopters are recruited, prepared and assessed. We don’t screen people out, we screen them in – that is central to our philosophy of inclusion.
“We will develop and deliver a comprehensive post-adoption programme to ensure that our adopters are supported every step of the way, as this is one of the things adopters tell us is really important to them.
“As well as offering a ‘mainstream’ adoption service, Adopters for Adoption will also offer specialist adoption support for disabled children, again drawing on the huge expertise within Core Assets Group.”
More information is available at www.adoptersforadoption.com