Thirty five adoption matches in six months

The national adoption register has placed 35 children in its
first six months under the operation of Baaf Adoption and
Fostering, writes Simeon Brody.

Almost 600 new children and 431 adoptive families have been
referred to the register since December, when it was taken over
from Norwood adoption agency, according to an interim report on the

The register, a database of children awaiting adoption and
potential adopters, focuses on children who are finding it most
difficult to find placements.

Baaf’s regional director for the central and northern
region Erica Amende said the organisation had worked hard to make
the register as accessible as possible and she was
“thrilled” by the number of matches made so far.

Previous operator Norwood made 132 matches in total from August
2001 to November 2004.

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