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More loving homes needed

AdoptionLynsey and Martin have two children - Isla is two and Felix is one. They are brother and sister and were both adopted through Norfolk County Council’s foster-to-adopt scheme.

“To start with we were fostering Isla, but about nine months later the adoption order was granted. Soon after, we discovered that Isla’s birth mother was pregnant and unable to provide a safe home for the new baby. Wanting to keep the siblings together, we brought Felix home when he was just five days old and Isla had just turned one.”

We currently have several sibling groups looking for their forever family. There are different options for anybody looking to adopt. To find out which might be right for you and more about the children waiting for adoption visit www.norfolk.gov.uk/adoptionandfostering

“We always knew we wanted a family and came to adoption after being unsuccessful at conceiving through IVF. We had so many questions and were very unsure about whether it would be right for us. However, some friends had a really positive experience adopting through Norfolk County Council, which gave us the confidence to go for it.”

There are a lot of misconceptions about who is eligible to adopt. If you have any questions or doubts over your suitability, contact us and speak to one of our staff on 01603 638343.

“It was less than a year from sending the paper work in that Isla was with us. Although the process was quite intense at times, we were so well supported by our social worker that it very quickly felt like we were talking to a friend.”

Making the decision to adopt is a huge step and it makes sense to gather as much information as you can. One of the first things you will discover is that there are no short cuts, but our friendly and professional staff are available to help you through the process.

"Adoption has given us two beautiful children who we delight in and marvel at every day. Of course there are hard moments and we are often exhausted, but's that's what parenthood is, regardless of your route to it."

Find out more at www.norfolk.gov.uk/adoption

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