AFTER a high profile publicity drive nearly 100 people have said they are interested in being a ‘forever family’ for a child in care.

Prospective adopters got in touch with the WWiSH adoption service after a major recruitment push – timed to coincide with National Adoption Week. They want to know more about the process of giving a permanent, loving home to a child.

WWiSH, the combined service run by St Helens, Warrington and Wigan councils, currently has 63 children waiting to be placed with families. But there is currently a big shortfall in the number of prospective adopters compared to the number of children needing homes.

Now in just one week, WWiSH have had a phenomenal response with almost 100 people expressing an interest in adopting a child.

All enquirers have been sent full information packs, which include booklets of information and initial application forms.

The team are currently working hard to process the enquiries and help people to begin their journey to becoming adopters.

The WWiSH team stress that they will continue to encourage people to come forward as adopters as significantly more are required.

Call 01942 487272, email or visit and enquire online at