The crocheting team weaved the toys to explain adoption to children going through the process.

Bournemouth knitting group creates dolls to support adopted children

A group of knitting enthusiasts has created a series of dolls to support children being adopted in Bournemouth.

The crocheting team from Southbourne Library weaved the line of toys to help the local council explain adoption to children going through the process, reports the Bournemouth Echo.

David Rafelle from Bournemouth adoption services, said: “Children can often become confused and not know exactly what is happening so we came up with the idea of using dolls to explain things to children in a very child-friendly way.”

Rafelle said he and the Bournemouth council adoption team were ‘always looking for innovative methods o engage children as what can be a particularly traumatic time.’

“This is a great way for adoption services and libraries to work together,” he continued.

“It demonstrates that the library is not just a place to borrow books but can benefit the community in lots of different ways.”

Rafelle concluded by stating that he was delighted with the help of people like the library knitting group as it raises the profile of children in desperate need of new families.

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