This is one of the most common questions, and probably the hardest to answer. The children are from very different backgrounds:

  • Almost every child in care today will have been removed from their parents as opposed to being relinquished.
  • Most children who are adopted are between aged one and four, BUT there are still many older children and brothers and sisters who need a good permanent home.
  • Children in care are from a variety of ethnic backgrounds, as long as you are able to meet the child’s needs you can adopt children of any ethnicity.
  • Adopted children may have a variety of behavioural & emotional issues due to their early experiences, which may include some degree of attachment difficulties.