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 whatever reason, they can no longer be brought up by their birth families.

Sadly, sibling groups, those with complex needs, children from black and minority ethnic families and children aged over 4 are amongst the children who wait longest to be adopted.

There is a current need to find adoptive parents within the M25 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

Not all children that need adopting are babies and toddlers, many of them are actually aged over 6 years old. It is likely these children have had difficult past experiences and really needs a loving, supportive family around them. Can you make a difference?

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.

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 disabilities.  Children with complex needs such as a disability can be much more difficult to find adopters for and this is something that we would like to change. Whilst adopting a child with a disability may seem daunting, TACT 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.