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the children who wait


WHY ARE THERE CHILDREN WAITING FOR FAMILIES?

There are many Children who are waiting for a Family that

REALLY WANTS THEM

Some of these children will be in Foster Care, some will be in group homes. None will presently be living with their original, or Birth Family.

In the UK, if a Birth Family is unable to care for their child, but there is still a possibility that Parent and Child may be re-united, then that child will be looked after within a Foster Family. These children are not normally 'available' for Adoption.

There are families where, for a variety of reasons, there is no possibility of the child returning - at least as a child. The reasons may include death or permanent total incapacity of the Parent, where the child has been legally removed from the Birth Family for reasons of culpable neglect, or where physical, sexual or emotional abuse is proved.

More often than not a combination of some, even all of these factors are evident. It is these Children who, without the security of a loving and totally committed Family of their own, are

WAITING FOR YOU


WHAT MIGHT A CHILD EXPECT?

Children are not possessions!

They are real, unique, personalities that need love, understanding and, above all, acceptance.

Each child is an individual. What one child expects, or hopes for, may be quite different to another.

Many children really don't know what to expect. Their experience of Family Life may have been neglectful, abusive or hurtful. This is what they expect.

Don't be surprised if your Child's initial view of you is tinged with a palpable cynicism.

The Child, having little else to 'go on', will expect nothing other than that which you expect of yourself.

Easy? Beware! Do you really know what you expect of yourself?

What all children hope, deep down, is that any Family with whom they are placed will care about

THEM


WHAT WOULD A CHILD WANT OF ME?

In a nutshell, that you are totally and absolutely committed to them.

A clarity that you not only want to love and care for 'your' Child but will continue to do so -
no matter how difficult that might often be.

The child is a unique individual.

The Child wants to be recognised as such.

Are YOU able to accept 'your' child as they are?


some children waiting


'Precious in HIS Sight'

Photo-listings of Children who wait

'Help the Children'
Photo-listings of Children who wait

'Genesis Adoptions'
Photo-listings of Children who wait

This is only a sample of the many listings of children waiting for a Family of their own. Could you be that Family?


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