People are being encouraged to become adopters and provide children in care with their ‘forever homes’.
In Leicestershire there are currently 18 children who the county council is actively family-finding through adoption.
Of these, there are seven sibling groups of two children. Ages range from new-born to eight years old.
The council has released the profiles of some of the children in its care who are awaiting adoption in the hope people will come forward and welcome them into their families.
Katie is a beautiful, healthy new-born baby. The hope is that she will go straight to her forever family, enabling her to be settled at the earliest stage.
Leah has just turned eight years old and enjoys school, trampolining, gymnastics and chicken soup! She needs a forever family who will be able to love, care and help her grow in confidence. Leah would fit into a family where she is the only child or the youngest child and with a parent or parents who have lots of time for her.
Anna and her sister Rosie
Anna is three-years-old and her foster carers describe her as a ‘busy bee’ who loves to be outdoors, especially in her Dora the explorer wellies. She is a loving big sister to Rosie who is five-months-old and loves to watch her big sister dancing
Aleysha and her brother Jayden
Aleysha (3) and Jayden (4) have had a lot of change in their little lives and are very close to each other. Aleysha is a chatty little girl who loves playing with her tea-set. Jayden is a quiet little boy who is really benefiting from one to one time with his foster carer. He enjoys playing with – and can name the makes of – all of his toy cars!
Demi-Lee (1) is an inquisitive, happy and playful little girl who giggles a lot and is a delightful little character. She has some health issues, but these are being monitored and she is progressing very well. She is now crawling and furniture surfing and keeping her foster carer very busy. She needs a forever family, to support her heritage and life story and to support her progress.
These case studies detail just a few of the children currently in care awaiting their forever family.
“We would be delighted to hear from people who want to become forever parents and provide a loving home to a child through adoption. We want to hear from enthusiastic and caring people who are committed to sharing their lives with a child or children.”
Person:Ivan Ould, cabinet member for children and families
Prospective adoptive parents do need to have a spare bedroom, no serious criminal convictions and be over the age of 21 with the time and dedication needed to care for a child or young person.
For those interested in finding out more, the next ‘find out about adoption’ event will be held from 6.30pm to 8pm on Thursday, 15 November, at County Hall in Glenfield.
Alternatively, you can call 0116 305 0505 or email email@example.com
More information is also available here
**NOTE the children's names have been changed