Adoption Counts turns five
Since its launch 5 years ago, Adoption Counts has approved over 440 adopters. So that’s a happy birthday to them. It’s also a happy birthday, an unforgettable summer holiday, a memorable Christmas or a special Eid and many more joyous family occasions and celebrations for the children and the adoptive parents for whom Adoption Counts has worked its magic.
Adoption Counts is a Regional Adoption Agency. In 2017, the agency brought together the professional expertise and specialist skills of five local authorities from across Greater Manchester and Cheshire to create Adoption Counts and raise the bar for adoption services.
Because Adoption Counts works with families in and around the Local Authorities of Cheshire East, Manchester, Salford, Stockport and Trafford, the scale of the organisation means that it can forge better matches between parents and children, to create relationships that last. Enquiries are welcomed from in and around the region – that could be you.
Children and families are behind every decision at Adoption Counts, and the experienced team is passionate about giving you the very best care and support at every stage of the adoption journey – from bright idea to bright future. There will always be someone to listen to you and the team will work hard to achieve the best outcome both for you and for those children awaiting adoption.
Adoption Counts is reaching out for people who will consider adopting children aged three years and above, sibling groups, children from a minority ethnic background (particularly from Black African and Black Caribbean communities) and children with complex needs. Children from these groups represent 65% of all those waiting to be adopted, and they also wait the longest to find a family to love them with many facing year-long delays.
Choosing to adopt is one of the biggest decisions you will make in your life. Like all routes to parenthood, of course there will be challenges along the way - everyday life isn’t all laughter, birthday parties and sports days. However, choosing to adopt could well be the most rewarding decision you ever make and support is available at every step of your journey.
Rest assured, the friendly and approachable professionals at Adoption Counts will be by your side through everything, guiding you through the process from the moment you enquire to the day your child joins your family and beyond. The experienced team has the skills and the knowledge to support and help you with anything and everything you need – whatever it might be.