Council to stage adoption event

The toys are pouring in to the Christmas Appeal at Parkgate, to the delight of Denis Copeland (Regional Centre Manager), Ann Levick (Family Support Worker), Ryan the Lion, Billy Smith (Area Property Manager) and Coun Paul Lakin (Cabinet Member for Safeguarding Children and Adults).
The toys are pouring in to the Christmas Appeal at Parkgate, to the delight of Denis Copeland (Regional Centre Manager), Ann Levick (Family Support Worker), Ryan the Lion, Billy Smith (Area Property Manager) and Coun Paul Lakin (Cabinet Member for Safeguarding Children and Adults).
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An adoption information event is to be held in Rotherham for those interested in welcoming a child into their lives.

During the event at Hellaby Hall Hotel between 6pm and 8pm on Saturday social workers will be on hand to answer questions.

In recent years 34 children have been adopted in Rotherham but there are still 50 youngsters in need of a home.

There are some single children and others in sibling groups.

Coun Paul Lakin, cabinet member for children, young people and families services in Rotherham, said: “The people who open their lives to create a family with these children do a fantastic job in providing a safe, welcoming and caring environment for those children.

“There is no identikit adoptive parent, and you don’t have to live in Rotherham to adopt a Rotherham child, as there is a 25-mile radius, so, if you are from Sheffield, Barnsley or Doncaster, you can also join us for the event.

“Like having your own children, becoming an adoptive parent is challenging but very rewarding, providing positive experiences for the adults and children involved.”