Drop-in event for people with adopted children

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PEOPLE who have adopted children will be on hand to share expert advice at a drop-in session tomorrow.

An information evening is being held at Gala Theatre, in Durham City, from 6pm to 8pm.

According to latest figures, there are 48 children across County Durham who are in urgent need of finding homes.

Wendy Ellis, adoption team manager, Durham County Council, said: “This is a great opportunity to find out what adoption is all about and see if you can help out. Adoption is open to almost anyone. You can be single, married, living together or in a civil partnership.

“If you would like to give a child the kind of care that will make a real difference to their lives then we would like to hear from you, and this information session is a great way to start.

“Over the past year, 73 children have been adopted but there are still more waiting to find a permanent family.”

The evening has been organised by Durham County Council’s adoption service.