Listed below are 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.
Josie, age 2
Josie is almost 3 years of age and is a smiley and affectionate little girl who has a lovely nature and is curious about everything around her. She is a lively girl who loves to climb and play on her bouncy castle. She loves water and relishes being in the bath or the swimming pool. She is drawn to bright colours and loves music and dancing. Josie has been with her foster carers since she was born and has developed a close bond with them.
Josie’s birth mother has a learning difficulty and a family history of epilepsy. Shortly after Josie was born she developed seizures which have impacted profoundly on her development. Her speech and balance are affected and her concentration is shortened. Josie will require further neurosurgery and regular medical appointments in the future.
Josie needs adoptive parents who are not fazed by her epilepsy diagnosis and on- going medical needs. There is a high level of uncertainty regarding her long-term health and development and any adoptive parents would require the stamina to support her through life and the uncertainty surrounding her future.
Malcolm, age 4
Malcolm is 4 years of age and is a happy and contented little boy who is full of smiles and giggles. He can be kind, helpful and easily makes friends. He is described as an energetic boy who has very good ball skills and has the potential to be very good at sports. Malcolm can be very socially engaging and friendly and likes listening to stories. He also likes a lot of stimulation and loves when the foster home is busy. Although at times, he needs a lot of help to stop him from running up to strangers and giving hugs.
Malcolm lived at home with his birth family until he was almost 3 years of age. His birth mother drank alcohol and suffered from poor mental health. He was also exposed to adults who made him feel scared and who emotionally and physically abused him. Because of these experiences, Malcolm has disrupted sleep and sometimes hurts himself. When he first came into foster care, Malcolm would not ask for hugs and it took his foster carer 3 months to help him feel safe enough to trust adults. He now asks to have his hurts “kissed better”.
Malcolm needs adoptive parent/s who have lots of time and patience to give the attention he craves. He needs his adoptive parent/s to help him manage his big feelings and help him recover from past abuse and feel safe and settled.
Nick, age 4
Nick is 4 years of age and has blue eyes and blonde hair. He is a sturdy boy who loves to play football and showing off his skills. He is described by his foster carers as a pleasure to care for. He’s funny, happy and active. Nick has been with his carers for 2 years and has made progress in all areas of his development and is gradually building up good attachments with his foster family. Nick attends nursery and his teacher describes him as lovely, caring and confident little boy who is curious and full of wonder. .
Nick needs an adoptive family who will claim him and meet his needs for continuity, stability, love and acceptance. Nick has an older sibling who is important to him and any family adopting Nick would need to be open to the children meeting up with each other a few times a year throughout their childhood.
Andrew, age 5
Andrew is 5 years of age and is described as a very happy and cheerful little boy who is always smiling and excited to see people. He loves one to one attention and playing with other children of all ages. Andrew is very active and enjoys a lot of physical play and despite having a slight eye condition it does not impact on his ability to play with his friends. Andrew’s early life was characterised by significant neglect and he often witnessed domestic violence.
Andrew needs adoptive parents who have lots of energy, patience and understanding who will help him build attachments and develop his sense of security. Because Andrew experienced several moves in his earlier life he struggles with boundaries and needs a family who will help him manage his tantrums and learn to keep himself safe.
Could you be the forever family for one of these children waiting for adoption? Find out more about adopting or download an information pack.
(To protect confidentiality, all names have been changed and stock photos used for illustrative purposes.)