Monday, 19 October 2015
Too old at four?
It's National Adoption Week this week, this year focusing on older children who face the longest wait to be adopted
This week's National Adoption Week 2015 (19-25 October) is focusing on the question: too old at four?
This year's campaign aims to draw attention to 'older' children waiting to be adopted – the average age of which is just four years old.
Older children are often likely to be in sibling groups or have additional needs, and there is a shortage of adoptive parents coming forward for children in this bracket, making them a group that face the longest wait.
It's a prominent issue considering the British Association for Adoption and Fostering closed not long ago due to lack of funding.
For more information about the week and adopting, visit First4Adoption.