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Adoption in the Black Country & Adoption Focus, the new name for the regional adoption consortium is calling for more people to consider changing a childs life forever in 2017 by finding out the facts on adoption at one of a series of information events around the region; to hopefully show what a difference they can make to a childs life by adopting them.

The Mayor of Wolverhampton is supporting a new campaign to recruit more foster carers in the city. He joined existing foster carers and social workers at Fostering for Wolverhampton’s latest roadshow in Queen Square on Fostering Friday to give his backing to the new "Best Thing About Fostering" campaign. Launched by the City of Wolverhampton Council last month, the appeal highlights the real-life experiences of carers in Wolverhampton who have shared what they think the best thing about being a foster carer is.

A special pilot event to match prospective foster carers with children in care has proved a success. A number of potential matches were confirmed following the Activity Days for Fostering session held by Fostering for Wolverhampton earlier this month, attended by 10 carers and 16 children aged between four and 14. It was organised with the help of CoramBAAF, the Adoption and Fostering Academy that supports agencies and professionals working with children and young people in care.

Adoption in the Black Country & Adoption Focus, the new name for the regional adoption consortium is calling for more people from this region to find out the facts about adoption as part of its NATIONAL ADOPTION WEEK campaign. All through the week the consortium will be breaking down some of the misconceptions about adoption and highlighting real needs such as the increasing requirement for adopters for older children and sibling groups.

Sandwell Fostering is hosting a Become a Foster Carer information event at Great Bridge Library on Monday 21 November at 6.30pm. Councillor Simon Hackett, the council’s cabinet member for children services, said: “I encourage anyone thinking about fostering to attend this event. “It’s a great opportunity to have an initial chat and find out more before deciding whether fostering might be for you."

The Mayor of Wolverhampton is supporting a new campaign to recruit more foster carers in the city. He joined existing foster carers and social workers at Fostering for Wolverhampton’s latest roadshow in Queen Square to give his backing to the new "Best Thing About Fostering" campaign. Launched by the City of Wolverhampton Council last month, the appeal highlights the real-life experiences of carers in Wolverhampton who have shared what they think the best thing about being a foster carer is.