Adoption Matters 70th anniversary afternoon tea

The Adoption Matters Blackburn team

The Adoption Matters Blackburn team - Credit: Archant

Over 4,000 children have been placed with families over the years

Adoption Matters held a celebratory afternoon tea at Whalley Abbey to mark their 70th anniversary in style. Nearly 80 people attended the 1940s themed event including adopters, local authority partners and colleagues from the Diocese of Blackburn.

Together they celebrated the achievement of placing over 4,000 children with their forever families. Last year, the agency placed 76 children, their highest number since 1967.

Adoption Matters chief executive Norman Goodwin, CBE, said: ‘This commemoration is important as it is about remembering our past, celebrating our achievements and looking forward to our future.

‘Our aim has remained consistent throughout our history that children’s welfare and needs are paramount and we aim for them to grow up in a secure and loving family.’