Despite a large increase in the number of adopters available, there are still a significant number of children waiting for loving families to call their own. These children are aged between 4-8 years old and are often part of a sibling group of two, three or four. There are also a large number of younger children (aged 6 months-3 years) who have disabilities, health or learning difficulties. Many of the children waiting are from BME backgrounds, particularly Black African and Caribbean.
Blackburn with Darwen is therefore still looking for parents who can meet the needs of these children who need a permanent family outside of their birth family network. If you are able to consider this you will be supported throughout the adoption process and beyond to help your family make the transition and to enable you to meet the needs of your child/children. It can feel like a bit of a rollercoaster ride but adoption can bring joy, laughter and make your house a home.
Adoption is demanding, rewarding and offers many of the same challenges all parents face. But there are some important differences. Children who are adopted may have had some difficult experiences and will usually have lived with foster carers before being placed. As an adoptive parent you’ll help your child to understand their origins and identity and we’ll help you to do this.View FAQs