Children celebrate their first Father’s Day after adoption

Thrilled: Amanda Forshaw of Caritas Care in Preston

Thrilled: Amanda Forshaw of Caritas Care in Preston

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Preston-based adoption charity Caritas Care has helped 48 children celebrates its first Father’s Day this Sunday thanks to the success of its ‘Find 40’ campaign.

The campaign was launched in June last year and has placed 48 children with couples or single people in Lancashire, Cumbria and Greater Manchester willing to offer permanent, loving homes to children in care.

One new dad of three Steve said: “Life has changed for the better. It’s hard to imagine life without my three children. I certainly wonder what I used to do with my spare time and money when it was just my wife and I. Adopting my three has changed most things in my life but it’s exciting and I can’t wait to celebrate Father’s Day with them this Sunday.”

Amanda Forshaw, Director of Services at Caritas Care, says: “We are thrilled that so many children have secured a positive future with their new families. There are 6,890 children in care desperate for a future with a new a family and we hope that this fantastic news will inspire more potential adopters to come forward.

“The sad truth is that there simply aren’t enough adopters coming forward due to the misconceptions about the adoption process.

“You don’t need to be married, in full-time work or own your own home to adopt.

“What these children need are people who are willing to provide a loving and supportive family for life.”