Home Children and Young People Adoption in Merseyside marks two years with an appeal for more adopters

Adoption in Merseyside marks two years with an appeal for more adopters

by Nicola Appleton

As Regional Adoption Agency, Adoption in Merseyside (AiM), reaches its second anniversary it’s appealing for anyone who could give a child the security of a forever home to get in touch.

The team is working from home during these difficult times and able to help with any enquires and assist you through the application process.

The children in our care still need secure and loving permanent homes in these unprecedented times.

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

“The regional adoption agency does a wonderful job finding families for children and providing professional support throughout, and after the adoption journey. Despite these difficult times the team is still working hard to find permanent homes for the children in our care. If you think you could give a child a loving, forever home the team will be happy to talk to you and answer any questions you might have.”

April 3rd marked the two year anniversary since the four local authorities; Knowsley, Liverpool, Sefton and Wirral councils came together to bring adoption knowledge and experience under one roof.

Since merging, AiM has placed over 180 children into loving and stable homes, however it is looking to recruit more adopters.

Jenny Ness, Head of Service ‘We are very happy to be celebrating our second birthday, the team have come a long way and have worked hard to provide a professional and successful service. We are still looking for adopters as recruitment remains top priority for us and we currently have over 50 children looking for homes including siblings and those with additional needs.’

The latest analysis published by the government shows that the North West has nearly three times as many children awaiting adoptive families as there are adopters.

For more information, or to make an online enquiry, please visit the AiM website.