MORE children are being adopted in Derbyshire with the county performing well above the national average, according to a recently released national report.
Figures from the Adopted Children Register, released by the Office for National Statistics, reveal a 9.8 per cent increase in the number of adoptions in 2012 from 2011.
In Derbyshire there was a 47.1 per cent increase in the number of adoption of children in care in 2012. This represents 75 children compared to 51 youngsters finding adoptive homes in 2011.
Kevin Gillott, Derbyshire County Council’s cabinet member for children and young people, said: “We’re pleased to be finding more children permanent, family homes and will continue to work hard to help those who are waiting for families by building on our success.
“We’re ambitious for our children in care and want a secure and loving home for every youngster in Derbyshire who needs it.”
To find out more about fostering opportunities in Derbyshire call 0800 083 77 44 or visit derbyshire.gov.uk/adoptionandfostering