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Adoption enquiry form aimed to make it easier for Derbyshire residents

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If you’ve ever thought about becoming an adoptive parent then why not get online and find out more?

Derbyshire County Council has launched a brand new online adoption enquiry form meaning that potential parents can start the process from the comfort of their sofa.

The enquiry form is part of the council’s fostering and adoption microsite offering up to date information, help and advice for potential foster carers and adoptive parents.

There’s information on the assessment process, what to expect and how to find out more.

Coun Kevin Gillott, Derbyshire County Council’s cabinet member for Children and Young People, said: “We hope that the new online adoption enquiry form will help make the process of becoming an adoptive parent a little less daunting.

“Filling in the form is the first step to potentially changing the life of a child in care.”

There are just under 700 children in care in Derbyshire and they all need a place to call home. That’s where adoptive parents and foster carers step in to play a vital role in a child’s life.

Derbyshire County Council is also looking for people to become foster carers. The authority offers its carers lots of benefits, support and training.

Carers also receive annual fees, allowances and bonuses depending on the age and complexity of needs of the child and the kind of care you’re approved to offer.

Visit www.derbyshire.gov.uk/adoptionfirststeps to find out more about becoming an adoptive parent. You can also call 0800 083 7744 or 01629 533071.

 

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