Children awaiting adoption
Most of the children awaiting adoption have left their families under difficult circumstances and may have experienced the effects of drug/alcohol misuse during pregnancy or early years. They may have experienced neglect, physical, emotional and/or sexual abuse, poor parenting, a chaotic home environment and changes of carer/parent. Most will have been in foster care and may have had a number of foster carers before being adopted.
The children may have also been living with their birth family for some time before any concern came to light and the decision was made to remove them.
We are currently looking for adopters for children of all ages and we currently have a high number of children aged 2 and under who need families. Additionally we are always very keen to hear from people who will consider children aged four and above, sibling groups, children of a BME background and children with complex needs. We have a number of adopters who have adopted children in family groups of three who would be delighted to speak with anyone who may feel they could consider this and would like to know more.
You will have plenty of opportunities to get to know your child during the adoption process, to make sure that you bond and are both happy with the match.
There will be a period of introduction meetings with the child and their foster carer so that you can get to know one another and make sure you’re both happy with the match. Once the moving in date arrives you’ll feel like you know your child well and be ready to welcome them into your family home.