TV's Carrie and David Grant back adoption event

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By JulieGK | Wednesday, October 31, 2012, 17:18

As National Adoption Week approaches (5-9 November), The North London Adoption Consortium (NLAC) is calling for more people to consider adopting to help reduce the number of children waiting for a new family.

Camden forms part of the NLAC along with Islington, Barnet, Enfield and

Haringey. The consortium is particularly looking for families to adopt

black and ethnic minority children, dual heritage children, children

with special needs, sibling groups and older children.  Applications are

welcome from all sectors of the community and you don't have to be a

from north London resident.

The North London Adoption Consortium (NLAC) information evening will be held at Islington's Assembly Hall on Upper Street, N1 at 6.30pm on Wednesday 7 November.

The event will give anyone thinking about adoption the chance to discover the rewards of becoming an adoptive parent and help children find the right loving homes as quickly as possible.

Celebrity vocal coaches and TV presenters David and Carrie Grant will attend the session to discuss their own experiences of adopting a child, along with other adoptive parents.

Prospective adopters will also have the opportunity to hear from childcare professionals and to have an informal chat to find out if adoption could be the right choice for them.

There are children of all ages waiting to be adopted in north London, from eight weeks-old to six years.  They come from a range of backgrounds and some of them need to be placed with their brothers and sisters.

Carrie and David Grant have three birth children and have recently adopted another child.  

Carrie said: "Adopting a child is such a rewarding and life changing experience. Sadly there are many children in need of a loving family home, so we would like to encourage anyone who has ever thought about adoption to come to this event being held by the North London Adoption Consortium and find out more."

The NLAC information evening will run from 6.30 - 8.30pm at Islington's Assembly Hall (next door to Islington Town Hall), Upper Street, London N1 2UD.

To register your interest in attending the event, text Adoption followed by your email address to 66777 or email your name and address to

To find out more about adoption in Islington visit or call 0800 073 3344 or email

For general information about National Adoption Week visit



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