Read some sample profiles of the range of children who are waiting for adoption. If you are interested in learning more, please get in touch today.
Frankie, age 13 months
Frankie is 13 months old and has been in foster care since he was born. Frankie is described by his foster carer as a lively, sociable baby who is easy going and a joy to care for. He loves to be outside and enjoys walks in the buggy. He has a ready smile and loves interacting with others. In Frankie’s family there is a history of learning disability and he spent time in hospital as a young baby because of concerns around his breathing. [showhide type=”Frank” more_text=”More about Frank” less_text=”Hide details” hidden=”yes”] There are wider concerns around Frankie’s overall development as he is as yet, unable to sit up unaided. Frankie is a very young child with a high degree of developmental uncertainty. He is currently thriving and healthy, but his future needs remain unknown. Frankie needs adopters who can manage this uncertainty and accept him as he is.
Albert, age 16 months
Albert is 16 months old and was born premature. He remained in hospital for two weeks after his birth as a result of being born with neonatal abstinence syndrome. His foster carer has cared for Albert since he was ten weeks old and describes him as a happy smiley little boy who is very attached to her. Albert loves music, dancing and listening to stories. He loves the company of other children and is very playful once he’s comfortable. [showhide type=”Albert” more_text=”More about Albert” less_text=”Hide details” hidden=”yes”] He sleeps well at night and loves to cuddle into his favourite soft toy.
Albert needs adopters who would closely reflect his mixed race heritage and be open to the possibility he may develop difficulties in the future as a result of exposure to alcohol in utero.
Robert and Shirley, age 6 and 3
Robert and Shirley are brother and sister, aged 6 and 3 who need to be adopted together. Robert and Shirley have been with their current foster carer for two and a half years. They are described by their carer as lovely children who are very rewarding to care for. When the children were first placed with their carer, they were not meeting their developmental milestones. However they are now responding well to routine, structure and stability and have made significant progress and are happy and confident children. [showhide type=”Robert” more_text=”More about Robert and Shirley” less_text=”Hide details” hidden=”yes”] When the children were in the care of their parents, they suffered neglect, domestic violence and substance misuse. Robert is developmentally delayed, attributed to severe neglect and poor attachments. He took the role of caring for Shirley whist at home and consequently they have an enduring sibling bond.
Robert is a loving and gentle natured little boy who is bright and inquisitive with a good memory. He has responded well to nurturing care, but still need lots of assurance and cuddles from his foster carer. Shirley is a lively, outgoing sociable little girl with a cheeky smile. She enjoys company and gets on well with other children, especially playing imaginary games, making tea, dressing up and changing and feeding her dolls. She is a healthy little girl who is developmentally age appropriate.
When asked for a special wish the children said “ We would like a family who can give us attention and see us in their family”
The adoptive family would need to be able to accept uncertainty around Robert’s developmental needs.
Roger, age 5
Roger is 5 years old and has been living with his foster carer for two years. He is described as a little boy who has tremendous capacity for imaginary play. He enjoys swimming and playing ball. He likes being outdoors, playing on his scooter and tractor.
Roger has a close relationship with his foster carer and accepts her boundaries and routines. He is a little boy who likes to please and responds well to praise. [showhide type=”Roger” more_text=”More about Roger” less_text=”Hide details” hidden=”yes”] Roger’s behaviour can be challenging and his trust in adults has been impaired because of his early life experiences. He is a very sociable and affectionate little boy who has worked hard with his carer and is making improvements in understanding relationships. Roger has a little sister who is also in foster care and their relationship is very important. On- going sibling contact is considered to be in their best interests.
Roger needs an adoptive family who are energetic, enthusiastic, resilient and who have a good understanding of nurturing care.
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(To protect confidentiality, all names have been changed.)