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Who are the children waiting to be adopted?

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We need adopters for children of all ages. We are particularly looking for adopters for brothers and sisters, toddlers and young children aged 4 and older, and children with disabilities.

We especially want to hear from people who could adopt children like these or who could offer Early Permanence. 

We currently have 34 children waiting for adoption - 26 boys and 8 girls.

Our latest figures for children waiting for adoption are:

  • 7 children aged under 5
  • 9 children aged over 5
  • 6 sibling pairs (4 pairs of boys and 2 pairs of girls)
  • 1 sibling group of 3 (all boys)
  • 3 children with disabilities

These are real children we’re currently looking for families for. To protect privacy, we’ve changed their names.

Justin, Jacob and James – “We love spending time playing together”.


boy playing with gameJustin is eight years old and enjoys being outdoors, riding his bike, camping in the back garden and generally being around others. Justin also likes gymnastics, but mostly he just loves being with his brothers.

Justin describes his brother Jacob, five, as very cheeky, sometimes naughty, but always smiling and kind to others. Jacob loves being outdoors and his favourite activity at the moment is going on walks with his foster carers’ dogs. Jacob’s enjoys playing jokes on people, so don’t be surprised if he jumps out on you and then falls about in fits of giggles. He also loves playing shops, having conversations with his ‘customers’ and packing the items they buy in bags. His other favourite activity is anything to do with arts and crafts, but Justin says to be warned he gets very messy.

James, one, enjoys anything musical, whether that be books, television or radio and giggles when he is held by his foster carers who then dance around the room with him. James also really enjoys bath time and the freedom to splash so watch out.

Rhia and Tom – “We enjoy pottering around in the garden and riding our scooters to the park”

boy and girl playing in miniature maze

Rhia is an 8 year old little girl who loves all things pink and glittery. She is a real ‘girly girl’. Rhia loves to watch Disney films while wearing her princess outfits.  She has boundless energy and enjoys going for walks to the beach and riding her bike.

Tom is 3 years old. He loves watching Paw Patrol or playing games on his tablet. His foster carers describe him as a very charming and inquisitive little boy. Tom enjoys watching aeroplanes in the sky and telling his carers where he thinks they are going. He also loves playing with his toy cars.

Rhia and Tom need an energetic family who are able to give them the time and attention they need to grow and develop in a stable and loving home.

 

Evie and Sophie – “We love exploring the outdoors”


baby sittingEvie and Sophie need an adoptive family who will love them and give them the opportunities they need to continue to thrive and reach their potential.

Evie is 5 years old and really loves dressing up and playing with arts and crafts. She enjoys the outdoors especially going to the zoo, for walks with the dogs, or playing in the park.
Evie loves going to school and her teachers are really happy with how well she is doing. Evie has easily made friends since joining her current school and enjoys going to friends’ houses after school or to their parties. Evie’s foster carers say she is an affectionate and sociable little girl.

Sophie is 3 years old and likes nursery rhymes, soft toys, and playing with bubbles. She enjoys playing with adults, including lots of cuddles. Like her sister, she too likes the outdoors and loves to explore. Sophie is doing well at nursery and enjoys playing and having fun with the other children. Sophie’s foster carers describe her as a very active little girl who likes to be involved with what others are doing.

 

For more information about any of the children featured above, see contact details below.

Email: adoption.recruitmentteam@essex.gov.uk

Telephone: 0800 801 530

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"When the social worker told us we had a son it was jubilation. It was unbelievable." - Sarah K