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Who are the children waiting to be adopted?

Children reading

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 17 children waiting for adoption - 8 boys and 9 girls.

Our latest figures for children waiting for adoption are:

  • 10 children aged under 5
  • 7 children aged over 5
  • 3 sibling pairs all the same sex - 2 sets of girls and 1 set of boys
  • 3 children with disabilities

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

Annie - a 3-year-old girl who loves the outdoors

Annie cuddling a pet dog

Annie’s favourite day would be going for a walk to feed the horses and ducks and then playing outside with her toy kitchen and riding on her outdoor cars. She enjoys listening to nursery rhymes and singing and dancing along to her favourite music. Annie has recently started really enjoying arts and crafts activities, especially making handprints and drawing. In the evening Annie likes cuddling up and having stories read to her as she goes to sleep with her favourite toy, her cuddly monkey.

Annie has been described as an absolute pleasure to care for and does so well with everything she tries, she is always curious and inquisitive. She is a loving, smiley, happy 3-year-old little girl who is very friendly and enjoys socialising with both adults and children. Everyone in Annie’s life is very proud of her and no two days are the same with her!

Annie has been described as a ‘fighter’ because of everything she has had to overcome in her life. She needs a loving family who feel confident to parent a child with additional needs with a high level of uncertainty about her health. Annie can live as the only child in the home, or with much older children in the household, and it is highly likely that one parent needs to be able to be at home. Annie loves pet dogs and rabbits so can live with pets in the home. Annie now needs the opportunity to be part of a permanent, loving family home.

Billy - I like lots of cuddles and smiles

Baby sat on floor with toys

Billy likes to be taken outside in the garden or on walks. At this age Billy is curious about everything around him and he loves to watch anything going on.

He is drawn to bright colours and musical toys but at his young age prefers being played with or being sung to and will reward you with lots of smiles, cute babbling and giggles.

Billy sleeps well and enjoys his bath and bedtime routine. Billy is also  feeding well. He presents as a content and happy baby.

Billy did have difficult birth but has been growing and developing well since then, with some delay in development which his health visitor and foster carers is monitoring.

 

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