National Adoption week this year takes place from 31st Octber-6th November with lots of sessions taking place in Bolton with experienced staff on hand to answer any questions you may have about adoption and the adoption process.
Adoption is when people offer a permanent family to a child who cannot be brought up by their own families. It is a legal process where the child takes the name of the new family and becomes part of that family.
National Adoption week is all about raising the profile of adoption and the process of becoming an adopter and dispelling some of the myths around adoption in particular who can and cant adopt.
Speaking from personal experience having adopted two children from tiny babies and who are now 10 and 14, adoption has been such an exceptional experience in my life. There is a process to go through and sometimes that process can be challenging and thought provoking as you are sharing elements of your life with someone that you dont know particularly well but all in all the outcome is so exciting and rewarding that, a bit like giving birth (or so I am told), you forget all the pain once your adoption is successful. Thats not to say that you dont have the normal on going experiences of bringing up a child and the challenges that may bring and some added extras that an adopted child may bring but then thats family life just like everyone else!
Bolton Council would love you to come along and find out more about adoption at one of their drop in sessions which can all be found by clicking the link below. You can either just 'drop in' or ring ahead on 01204 337480 and ask to speak to one of the adoption team to make an appointment if you prefer.
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Hi I am Gaynor Ramsden and am passionate about all things Bolton. I hope you enjoy reading my blogs and find them to be interesting and thought provoking. I would love you to add your personal comments...