Brent Council is calling upon those who have experienced adoption to share their stories as part of a national awareness raising campaign taking place this week.
The council is joining forces with other local authorities and adoption agencies on social media this National Adoption Week 2016 (17 - 23 October) to raise the profile of adoption, explain the adoption process and to signpost prospective parents to where they can find out more information.
Cllr Wilhelmina Mitchell Murray, Brent Council's Cabinet Member for Children and Young People, said:
"Adoption and fostering help many children and young people find loving, supportive homes in often challenging circumstances and this year's campaign reflects on those challenges of adoptive parenting and invites anyone whose life or heart is touched by it to share their story using the #supportadoption hashtag on social media.
"We know that fostering or adoption can change a child's life for good and we need more people to consider whether they could adopt or foster a child in care, especially an older child or siblings."
Brent Council will hold an information evening on 3 November from 6-8pm at Brent Civic Centre which is open to anyone looking to find out more about adoption or fostering.
For information about fostering in Brent, visit our webpages at www.brent.gov.uk/fostering.