Cllr Mark Sutton

Families in Lichfield will be able to find out more about adopting brothers and sisters at an event in the city.

Staffordshire County Council is using National Adoption Week – which runs from October 16 to 22 – to highlight the need for families to become parents to siblings.

The authority says almost seven out of 10 children waiting for adoptive parents in the West Midlands are brothers and sisters in groups of two or more.

A roadshow will be in Market Square from 10am to 2pm tomorrow (October 18) to give people more details on the process.

Cllr Mark Sutton

Cllr Mark Sutton, Cabinet member responsible for children’s services at Staffordshire County Council said: “If you have recently been thinking about creating, extending or even completing a family then maybe adoption is for you.

“In our latest campaign and roadshows we are particularly looking for adoptive families who would be willing to adopt sibling groups. We know that in most cases keeping brothers and sisters together is in their best interests rather than the experience of further stress caused by being separated from each other.

“While this is the thrust of the campaign, we are also looking for potential families for children of all ages, those with additional needs and children with ethnic minority backgrounds.”

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