Adoption challenge to hit small screen

Blackpool Town Hall and (below) council leader Simon Blackburn.
Blackpool Town Hall and (below) council leader Simon Blackburn.
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A couple from Blackpool are set to feature in a short film about the lives of adoptive parents, which is being aired on TV today.

Anjie and Debbie Mosher took part in interviews for 4thought, a Channel 4 series dedicated to thoughtful short films about issues of faith, morality and ethics.

The two minute package, which goes out at 7.55pm and is already available online, looks at the challenges they faced when taking on two young children who had experienced difficulties in their early upbringing.

Debbie told the programme: “When they first came home the first thing they did was to look in our kitchen cupboards to see whether we actually had food in them.”

But seeing the youngsters prosper and helping to give them a loving and stable home life made it all worth it.

Debbie added: “The boys have come such a long way since they have been with us. Having a family makes everything completely different but also really complete.”

Currently, there are more than 50 children in Blackpool seeking a new home.

Coun Sarah Riding, cabinet member for children services, said: “The film highlights the incredible job adoptive parents do and the tough task they can sometimes face.

“But the comments of both Debbie and Anjie say it all – it is clear that adopting boys has enriched their lives, as I am sure their love and care has enriched the boys’ lives.”

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