Nearly 50 per cent of children currently waiting to be adopted in Lincolnshire are brothers and sisters who need to be kept together.
In Lincolnshire there is a particular need for adopters of brothers and sisters who need to be kept together; children aged three years and above; and children with additional needs and disabilities.
Councillor Patricia Bradwell, Executive Councillor for Children’s Services, said: “Older children are often likely to have brothers and sisters, or have additional needs. Unfortunately, there is currently a shortage of adoptive parents coming forward for these children, and they often end up waiting the longest to find a home where they can feel safe and thrive.”
Coun Bradwell urged prospective adopters to get in touch.
Anne Johnson, Adoption Team Manager, added: “We’re asking anyone who may be considering adoption to think about whether they could parent a sibling group. At the moment we have two sibling groups aged three years and under who are waiting to be placed.”
For more information, call 01522 554114, or visit www.lincolnshire.gov.uk.