Profiles of Children
To give you an idea of the types of children that you might adopt, here are some example profiles of children. Current profiles are available at information meetings.
All adopted children are different but all will have experienced separation and loss and many will have experienced a level of abuse or neglect in their earlier childhoods. Often, the main challenge that adopters face is restoring their faith in adults. It’s a long process but over time they will learn to trust you and it will transform their lives – as well as yours!
The ages of the children vary from babies and toddlers to older children up to 8 years of age. We prioritise people who come forward to adopt the children who wait the longest: older children, children with disabilities, siblings and children from some black and minority ethnic backgrounds.
If you want to find out more about any of our children or start your amazing journey to becoming a family then get in touch.
“I like art and building things”
“I love animals, especially dogs”
Samuel has made a lot of progress with his carers on developing ways to show them how he is feeling and what he is thinking using picture and word cards, as he can find this difficult to express. Samuel can be very protective of his sister Lucy and is learning that in the safety of the foster carers home he no longer has to be responsible for looking after her.
Samuel is really enjoying the lessons at school and art is his favourite! He has a small group of friends and is trying hard to develop his social skills. He has made great improvements recently with his maths and reading. He has discovered a love of books and enjoys going to the library regularly to get new ones.
Lucy (aged 3) is charming, energetic and inquisitive. She loves to talk and ask questions about all sorts of things and her clarity of speech has greatly improved with the support of her carers. She likes to eat all sorts of foods and sleeps well at night. Lucy loves to be read books about animals and would love to have a pet!
Lucy can get cross with people if she does not get her own way, but is working hard on this with her carers and is much better at following instructions and playing with others. Lucy needs lots of praise and encouragement and is very proud of herself when she learns something new.
If we could have our own special wish:
“We would like a forever family who will play with us and read us bedtime stories”
“I love splashing in water and playing with play dough!”
Sophie’s development is delayed in all areas and particularly with relation to her fine motor skills, speech and communication. Sophie needs support with eating meals and is developing ways with her carers to help her communicate using signals and pictures.
While she has no official diagnosis, it is thought that Sophie’s mother drank alcohol during her pregnancy, so there is a possibility of Foetal Alcohol Syndrome Disorder.
Despite this, Sophie throws herself into every activity and loves attending play group and nursery with other children. She is making slow, but steady progress in her development and Sophie loves sensory activities such as playing with play dough, splashing in water or watching all the lights at Christmas. She also enjoys television programmes and her favourite is ‘In the night garden’.
If I could have my own special wish:
“I would like a forever family who can explore the world with me”
“I love singing and dancing.”
Charlotte loves dressing up, particularly as a princess. She especially loves jewellery and anything pink. She is also very active and enjoys going on bike rides, swimming and bouncing on the trampoline.
Charlotte can be wary of adults, especially males, but she is learning to trust adults and has gained the trust of the male foster carer. Charlotte is now very good at communicating with her foster carer, and she gets on well with the foster carer’s son. She sometimes needs lots of reassurance and thrives on encouragement and praise.
Charlotte is in the school choir and has a beautiful voice. She loves singing, dancing and gymnastics. Charlotte is also very creative and enjoys arts and crafts, and building things with Lego. Charlotte enjoys attending school and is making good progress, particularly with her reading and writing. Charlotte has made lots of friends and school, and they enjoy playing together, particularly pretend play.Charlotte’s foster carer has said that she is making great progress and is a delight to care for.
If I could have my own special wish:
“I would like our own family who will take us swimming”
“I love cuddles and music!”
Ashley loves smiling when people talk to and play with him and his favourite thing is currently a musical bunny which he enjoys playing with over and over again! He really seems to like music and kicks his legs, smiles and laughs when he hears music on the radio and television.
Ashley likes his feeds and is just beginning to try solid foods. He really enjoys splashing in the bath and loves being cuddled and rocked to sleep by his carers who describe him as “a pleasure to care for.”
Ashley is currently meeting his developmental milestones, however he was born withdrawing from illicit drugs and there is a strong family history of learning disabilities, therefore there is some uncertainty about his future development.
Ideally, we are looking for a family for Ashley who can broadly reflect his ethnicity
We are currently searching for a family for Matthew
Matthew, age 6, is a happy, delightful little boy with a quiet and friendly disposition. His foster carer describes him as a well-behaved, polite little boy and a pleasure to be around. Matthew has a big smile, beautiful bluey/green sparkling eyes and shiny chocolate brown hair.
Matthew is a very kind and sensitive child. He is helpful and very caring towards younger children and animals. Matthew loves playing with his trains. He enjoys riding bicycles, playing outdoors and engaging in forest school. Matthew also likes towers, particularly Big Ben!
Matthew gets on well with other children and enjoys going to school. He is open to trying new things and shows a lot of pride in his accomplishments. Matthew particularly loves it when people praise him for things he’s done.
Matthew was exposed to neglect and physical abuse whilst in the care of his birth family. Since coming into care, he has come on leaps and bounds.
Matthew is a generally healthy little boy. Matthew has made great progress since being placed in his foster care placement. Matthew has a good attachment to his foster carer. He will look to her for reassurance and is now showing and accepting physical affection from her.
Matthew has global developmental delay and a learning disability. Matthew is delayed with his speech and language and with his fine motor skills but is making great progress. For support, Matthew has an Education and Health Care Plan to help him at school. This support will be put provided for him in any future placement as well.
Matthew is a happy little boy who is growing with confidence and flourishing in his foster care placement.
Could you adopt a little boy like Matthew?
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