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More people ready to give kids a new home

More people ready to give kids a new home

Thursday 27 October 2016

More people ready to give kids a new home

Thursday 27 October 2016

More than a dozen people have come forward wanting to adopt or foster a child.

Fostering and Adoption Jersey say they had lots of people popping in to meet them at Les Quennevais last weekend and 13 are now ready for a home visit.

A dancing dad is being used by the team in ads this year to try to get more Islanders to ponder whether they are suitable to adopt, or foster, a child.

This year's campaign showcases snippets of family life including the dad busting some moves alongside the caption "someone to teach your moves to" and a children's birthday party featuring the caption "party hard suddenly has new meaning."

Emmy Lindsey, manager of Fostering and Adoption Jersey, said: “It’s a colourful and creative approach and aims to connect with individuals that hope to experience the ups and downs of family life for themselves.

“This year we have been able to approve two new foster carers and five new adopters. We are currently working with a further six prospective foster carers and 10 prospective adopters who we are hoping to approve in the near future. We are however in need of more carers, especially foster carers and adopters who are able to consider providing a home for older children or siblings.”

Those already sharing their home are being encouraged to tweet their stories through the hashtag #adoptionstoriesjersey.

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