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Adoption: could you give siblings a loving forever home?

by Laura Johnston

Knowsley Council – as part of the regional adoption agency for Merseyside – is highlighting the need to find parents for children in sibling groups.

Adoption in Merseyside (AiM) has revealed there are currently over 20 children in sibling groups across Merseyside waiting to be adopted.

AiM, which recruits adopters for local authorities in Knowsley, Liverpool, Sefton and Wirral, strives wherever possible to keep siblings together. It’s important for the children who have gone through the same experience as they will provide safety and a sense of identity for each other as they grow up.

Cllr Margaret Harvey, Knowsley Cabinet Member for Children’s Services, said:

“I’d urge anyone who has been thinking about adoption to reach out to Adoption in Merseyside and find out what it might mean for you.


“We need loving homes for all our children and we’re particularly keen to hear from people who would consider adopting siblings. Keeping brothers and sisters together maintains what is likely to be the most constant relationship throughout their lives and will provide them an important sense of identity as they grow older.”

Want to find out more?

AiM’s next online information webinar is on Saturday, 3 June. at 10.30am, when prospective adopters will be able to find out more about adoption from the friendly team. You will also hear from an adopter who will share their story and answer any of your questions.

If you feel like you could provide a loving home, visit www.adoptioninmerseyside.co.uk and request an information pack.