LOVING families are needed to make a life-changing difference to children in need of care.
As part of National Adoption Week 2008, which runs from November 10-16, Solihull Council is looking for adoptive families for children of all ages and backgrounds who cannot be bought up by their birth families.
An information evening will be held at the civic suite for those interested in adoption on November 26 and the council is encouraging people of all ages, cultures and backgrounds to come along.
Coun Ken Meeson, cabinet member for education, children and young people said:
"Most children grow up in happy stable homes but tragically there are some do not have such a good start in life and are unable to remain with their birth family. This may be because of neglect, abuse or simply because parents find they are unable to cope. In such cases it is crucial that we find loving families who will offer these children stability and security on a permanent basis. As an adoptive grandparent I know that this can bring great joy to the family as well as providing the love and support that these children need to carry them through to adult life.
"I would urge people from all backgrounds to think about the possibility of becoming adoptive parents and visit the information event to learn more about the adoption process."