In Wiltshire Council, we are looking for adoptive families for older babies, toddlers to 10 years old. They could be individual children to sibling groups of 2 or 3.
The majority of children placed for adoption will have been removed from their parents through the court system. All of these children will have had their plan for adoption approved by the court.
These children come to adoption with their own identity, background and family history, all of these background experiences will affect how a child will settle in an adoptive home.
Children who come through the care system (also known as looked after children) are in most cases initially placed in foster care. Great efforts are made to keep siblings together however there are times when it is considered appropriate to separate them.
Most children will need to maintain some level of contact with their birth parents in order to promote their self-esteem and identity. In a lot of cases this is achieved through indirect contact through the adoption agency.