CHILDREN in need of a home are appealing to kind-hearted people to take them in.
Youngsters in West Yorkshire waiting to be adopted hope an open evening organised by children’s charity NCH will find someone who can offer them a home.
With 4,000 children waiting to be adopted nationally, the charity is calling on more people to open their homes.
They are hosting an information night in Huddersfield to give more advice and dispel some of the myths about adoption.
Local adopters Jennifer and Andy are backing the NCH appeal after they recently adopted a child.
They said: “When we first thought about adoption, we didn’t fully appreciate the amount of support we would get from the NCH team to help us build our family.
“They were available all the way, providing practical advice, reassurance, specialist training, preparation courses, as well as introductions to local support groups. It’s made all the difference.”
NCH hope to find a home and a family for a child in the Kirklees and Calderdale area, offering them a stable family life for the first time in their young lives.
Donal Mullally, project manager at NCH Adoption Yorkshire, said: “A lot of people rule themselves out because of misconceptions about who can adopt.
“We welcome applications from all sections of the community, irrespective of marital status, ethnic identity, sexual identity or income level. The children waiting for permanent homes range in age from around four to 11-years and are from a diverse range of ethnic, religious and linguistic backgrounds and we want to reflect that diversity in the adopters we recruit.”
The open and information evening will take place at the Methodist Mission on Lord Street on Tuesday from 7pm until 9pm.