Children needing adoption

Most children needing adoption will have been separated from their birth families at birth or in early childhood, many of these children will live with foster carers while plans are made for their future. As a result of this less than ideal start in life most of the children with an adoption plan will carry with them some degree of uncertainty about their future well being and needs.

We have children from across Yorkshire and Humber needing adoption; they may have siblings; they may have different ethnic backgrounds; they may have experienced significant harm as a result of a parent’s drug or alcohol misuse, domestic violence or mental health issues.

In short our children have a range of needs, personalities, abilities and vulnerabilities, and some have significant disabilities too, but all our children have one thing in common; they all have potential. They all need a permanent, stable loving home to enable them to make the most of life's opportunities. If this is something you feel you can provide and you meet some basic criteria we want to hear from you.

We have a page on Child Stories for some of the children we are currently family finding for.

We believe in adoption, because every day we are reminded how powerful adoption can be for adults and children; we want all our children with a plan for adoption to have the opportunity to grow up in a family. If adoption is something you think you could consider then speak to us and come along to one our information events  to find out more.

*These profiles are based on real children who have been placed for adoption in the last 12 months. Their names and images have been changed to protect their identity. ​​​​

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Kathryn and James' story

After trying for a family for 10 years Kathryn and James adopted siblings and have never looked back

We always wanted more than one child and James really wanted a daughter, but we didn’t really discuss adopting siblings. We had spent 10 years trying for a family and had talked about adoption for a few years before attending an adoption information event and starting the assessment process. Six months later an adoption social worker told us about two sisters aged two and three and asked if we would be interested. I said yes!