Discover more about life as an adoptive parent at Marwell Zoo

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PEOPLE interested in adopting a child are being invited to find out more at Marwell Zoo.

Portsmouth City Council is running an information session at the attraction on Saturday, from 10am to 1pm. Entry is free and you can have all your questions around adoption answered by staff, enjoy a presentation and meet others who have already adopted a child or are considering adoption.

In the afternoon, guests will be free to explore the zoo.

The Portsmouth Adoption Service needs adopters for children of all ages, especially those aged three to six.

To register your interest in attending the event, you need to be a prospective adopter and make a genuine adoption enquiry to the service by calling (023) 9287 5294.

Alternatiely, visit or email

The adoption service also runs fortnightly sessions at its main office, and recruits adopters within 50 miles of Portsmouth or potentially further afield. Anyone can apply to adopt.