Who are the children?

There are over 4,000 children in England waiting for adoption. These children are a range of ages, and are from a variety of backgrounds. What they all have in common is that they have had a difficult start in life and for various reason, they can no longer be brought up by their birth families.

Our biggest need is to find adoptive parents for the following:

There is a current need to find adoptive parents within Peterborough and the surrounding area.

  • Children aged between 6-10 years old
  • Sibling groups
  • Black and mixed heritage children
  • Children with complex needs

Children aged between 6-10 years old

Many of the children that need adopting are aged five years and above. It is likely that these children will have had difficult past experiences and really need a loving and supportive family around them.

Sibling groups

Over half of the children that are waiting to be adopted are part of a sibling group. Joining a new family and a new home is a difficult enough experience for any young person, but when they are also separated from a sibling this can be truly devastating. We put young people at the heart of every decision we make, and we passionately believe brothers and sisters should not be separated when being adopted unless it is in their best interest to do so.

Black and mixed heritage children

Each year, more and more children from black and mixed heritage backgrounds are coming into care. We would love to hear from prospective adopters from a range of backgrounds to help these children thrive in a new family environment.

Children with complex needs

Every child needs a safe and secure home, and that’s the same for children with additional needs, such as a disability or learning difficulties.  It can be much more difficult to find adopters for these children, and this is something that we would like to change. Whilst adopting a child with a disability may seem daunting, TACT Peterborough can offer you all the training, support and guidance to ensure that you are able to give the child the support they need to thrive.

Babies and young children on a fostering for adoption basis.

Fostering for adoption is a way that ensures children move in with the families who may go on to adopt them at the earliest opportunity. To find out more about Fostering for Adoption, click here.