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Children awaiting adoption

Children awaiting adoption

There were 2270* children placed for adoption between March 2020 and March 2021. They had come from a variety of different of different ethnic and religious backgrounds and some had disabilities and special needs. What they all had in common was that they had unsettled lives and would have been taken into care prior to being adopted. 

At Diagrama Adoption we recognise that regaining trust in adults can be a major challenge for adopters to manage and we will support you every step of the way to help bring stability and normality to their lives. Slowly, as their trust builds, you will see the transformation in their lives – as well as yours.

Children currently awaiting adoption

Boys, girls, brothers and sisters all need a forever home. Occasionally they are babies or infants, often they are older children.

Diagrama Adoption focuses on finding adopters for children who wait the longest for adoption.

This could be because:

  • They could be older (age 4+)
  • They may have a disability - even a mild one
  • They may have minority ethnic heritage
  • They may be part of a sibling group

Can I adopt more than one child?

More than half of the children awaiting adoption are part of a sibling group.

Diagrama Adoption works hard to find adopters who are willing to adopt brothers and sisters too, as it is often in the best interests of the children that they find a family where they can stay together, rather than risk the trauma of further separation.

Depending on the individual, only going through the adoption process once and enabling brothers and sisters to stay together can be appealing. If you’re thinking about adopting a sibling group you may find the following information from First4Adoption helpful.

Diagrama Adoption and Fostering is among 23 VAAs from all over the UK who have together created two guides for people considering adoption, containing helpful information and advice from parents who have already adopted sibling groups, and children with additional needs. Click here to view the guide for sibling groups. Click here to view the guide for children with additional needs.

*source – Coram BAAF .

Diagrama adopter Noreen talks about why she felt it was important for siblings not to be split up in this short film