Tonight, at 7pm, the Museum of Liverpool will be illuminated to mark the beginning of National Adoption Week. The Museum will play host to a giant projection of an image by celebrity photographer, Mary McCartney, who recently took the official portrait of the Queen.
The image will be of a small boy with the caption “Too Old at 4?” drawing attention to the fact that this is the average age of children waiting the longest for adoptive families.
Gemma Gordon-Johnson who runs the national information service, First4Adoption says: “We’re thrilled to be working with Mary McCartney and the Museum of Liverpool this National Adoption Week. There are 660 children waiting for adoptive parents in the North West – 35 of these children are in Liverpool. We urge anyone who thinks they might be in a position to adopt to get in touch to find out more”.
Janet Dugdale, Director of the Museum of Liverpool says: “The exterior of the Museum of Liverpool lends itself really well to projections, and as an iconic building on the waterfront, we really hope that this provides an opportunity for the National Adoption Week message to be seen. We are a family-friendly museum, so our young visitors are extremely important to us. The work that First4Adoption is doing to help find happy homes and families for children is extremely important, so we’re really pleased that the Museum of Liverpool can act as a positive platform to help raise awareness to the people of Liverpool.”