Nottinghamshire County Council backs better deal for adoptive parents

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NOTTINGHAMSHIRE County Council has welcomed the Government’s decision to offer adoptive parents maternity leave and pay which will put them on a level footing to other parents.

Currently the council has potential families for 60 children awaiting adoption, but this still leaves 40 at any one time where a match hasn’t been identified because of a shortage of adoptive families.

Councillor Philip Owen, the council’s committee chairman for children and young people’s services said: “Not only is adopting one or more children a huge emotional commitment, but as with bringing up biological children, it’s also a long-term financial commitment as well.

 

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