Until adoption parties were introduced, potential adopters had not been allowed to meet their would-be children. They would instead to accept recommendations from social workers or select them from pictures and articles in specialist magazines or DVDs. Adoption parties are now held once every two weeks somewhere in the UK and provide children and approved adopters a chance to meet in an informal setting. Six-year-old Lewis was placed into care along with his two younger siblings but was separated from them last year after they struggled to find any adopters willing to take all three.
At the adoption day he spent time playing football with prospective adopter Chris, an account manager, showing off his football skills.
Chris and his partner Sharon, an administrator, met nine years ago when they were in their early 40s. They tried for four years to have children before deciding to adopt. Speaking on the programme, Sharon said: 'What we've got to offer is love, lots of love. Everyone wants babies and toddlers and the older ones don't seem to get that chance. The couple spent time with Lewis before speaking to his foster father, who described the schoolboy as a 'dream'. Heartbreaking: Many said how they wanted the other children to find a forever home too.
The views expressed in the contents above are those of our users and do not necessarily reflect the views of MailOnline. Viewers are left in tears as boy, six, finds his 'forever home' just in time for Christmas after attending an 'adoption party' designed to match children with parents Channel 4 show Finding Me A Family features an adoption activity day Children looking for 'forever homes' are introduced to approved adopters One of the children was six-year-old Lewis, who is currently with a foster family Viewers were left emotional as he bonded with a 'new mum and dad' at the event By Stephanie Linning for MailOnline Published: GMT, 6 December Updated: GMT, 7 December e-mail 3.
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