Sibling groups are the focus of this year's National Adoption Week

Adoption Week
National Adoption Week 16-22 October
Published Friday, 13th October 2017

New figures released have shown that two thirds of awaiting adoption in the West Midlands are Sibling Groups.

New figures released have shown that two thirds of awaiting adoption in the West Midlands are Sibling Groups.

Ahead of National Adoption Week starting today, it has been revealed that 68% of children based in the West Midlands, who are waiting for adoption are aged 4 and over. 

New research carried out by Adoption Match, based on data from the Adoption Register for England shows that 54 % of Sibling groups are made up of boys and 23 % of the siblings groups awaiting adoption are Black and Minority Ethnic children.

Latest government information confirms that sibling groups are forced to wait longer than single children to find their "forever family".

Cabinet Member with Responsibility for Children and Families Councillor Andy Roberts adds: “We’re asking anyone who may be considering adoption to think about whether they could parent siblings. There’s no denying that having more than one child comes with real challenges but it also has advantages and brings great rewards. If you’re interested in finding out more, please contact Worcestershire County Council today."

For further information, please feel free to visit: www.worcestershirefostering.co.uk