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.
On this page, we sometimes share information on children that have been waiting longer to be adopted.