More people urged to adopt.
PEOPLE considering becoming adoptive parents can find out more about the process at an event next week.
South Tyneside Council is holding an information session on March 11 at the adoption service's base in Barrington Street, South Shields, from 6.30pm to 7.30pm.
The authority wants more people to consider adoption, particularly for older children from age five upwards and for sibling groups to enable brothers and sisters to remain together.
Coun Joan Atkinson, lead member for children, young people and families, said: "There are many reasons why some children can't be with their birth parents and, for those children, adoption is a means of providing the stability and support they need.
"There is an in-depth assessment and approval process for adoptive parents but we welcome adoptive families from all walks of life and backgrounds."
To find out more, ring 0191 423 8500.