Find out how to make a difference on ‘Big Adoption Day’

17 March 2017

Kensington and Chelsea residents are encouraged to take a step that could change both their lives and someone else’s with the Big Adoption Day on Wednesday 29 March.

The Big Adoption Day is about raising awareness of adoption across England, and local residents are encouraged to contact the Council to find out about the children who are awaiting adoptive families.

Cllr Elizabeth Campbell, Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea’s Cabinet Member for Children and Family Services, said: “Adopters are needed for our most vulnerable children, however it’s important to realise that children in local authority care come from diverse backgrounds and so do adopters.

“Potential adopters can be single, married or in a relationship, including a civil partnership or same-sex relationship, but must be at least 21-years-old.”

Many children waiting for adoption are part of a sibling group or are older children (over four-years-old) with complex needs. The Council is particularly interested in talking with potential adopters who may be able to offer homes to children from these two groups.

To request an information pack or have a discussion with our team email adoption@rbkc.gov.uk, or phone 0800 781 2332 or 020 8753 2303.

Alternatively visit www.first4adoption.org.uk/bigadoptionday to find details of Big Adoption Day events throughout the country, along with information events throughout the year.