Kent calls for more adopters

Kent is in need of more adopters and Kent County Council is holding an event on Tuesday, July 11th 2017 so people can hear more about this life-changing decision.   This information event will allow individuals to learn more about adoption and the children who need adoptive families in Kent. There will be a formal presentation…

Kent leads the way in accessing support for families from the Government’s Adoption Support Fund

As the Government today announced that over 2,000 families have accessed its Adoption Support Fund, Kent County Council is pleased to announce that they are leading the way in accessing support with almost 70 applications to the Fund. A group of adoptive parents who have all accessed the Fund through Kent’s partnership with children’s charity…

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Adoption event – Change a child’s future in Kent

Come to our Adoption Event – 19 July 2014, Hilton Maidstone Hear from people who have adopted children in Kent and meet adoption professionals 10.30am – 2.30pm Saturday 19 July, The Hilton Hotel, Bearsted Road, Maidstone ME14 5AA  Register your interest now: TEXT ADOPTION1 and your name to 88802 or call 03000 420 002 Presentations start at 11am…

Adoption Summit July 2014

Adoption Summit – supporting adopters and children

Kent County Council and children’s charity Coram today held an Adoption Summit focussing on support for families after adoption. KCC Cabinet Member for Specialist Children’s Services Jenny Whittle said the service wanted to follow up the huge improvements to recruiting adopters and placing children with families with enhanced post-adoption support. She said, although very rare in Kent, when…

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KCC launches new adoption campaign – Changing Futures

Kent County Council is launching a new adoption campaign to find homes for 43 children who urgently need to find forever families. For the first time, potential parents will be able to read about these children’s lives, loves and needs on the KCC adoption website. KCC is finding homes for youngsters in Kent every day but some…

Kent adoptions rise by 38%

The number of children adopted in Kent rose by 38% last year (2013/4) thanks to the innovative partnership between KCC and children’s charity Coram. Latest figures from 1 April 2013 to 31 March 2014, show that at the end of a very busy year 145 adoptions were approved, compared to 105 in 2012/3. A further…