The Children Waiting
There are always more children in Bradford that need adopting than there are adopters waiting for a child.
This is a list of some of the children currently wanting an adoptive home. They are all children with a plan for adoption but the names have been changed and any photographs are not of the children.
Families that are interested in any of the following children, or children like them, will be prioritised.
Kaspar (aged 14 months)
Kaspar is a lovely, placid boy. He likes to know what is going on and loves exploring. He has a great sense of fun. Kaspar’s birth mother is Eastern European Roma.
Abdul (aged 3)
Abdul is an affectionate and sociable child with lots of energy. He loves being outside and running around the park. Abdul has been moved around foster carers several times and can be quite demanding of attention. Abdul is small for his age and he is dual heritage (White British and Asian).
Emily (aged 5)
Emily is sunny and very affectionate. She has experienced disruption and neglect in her early life and moved around with her birth mum lots of times. Emily has a diagnosis of Foetal Alcohol Syndrome Disorder (FASD), which has long term implications for her learning, behaviour and development, but she goes to mainstream primary school. She has strong links with her birth family and needs an adoptive family that will accept this.
Raya and Alessandra (aged 4 and nearly 3)
Raya and Alessandra are bright and sociable little girls who love attention and playing. They are half sisters with different birth dads and look quite different to each other. They are both dual heritage – mum is White British (with distant black descent), birth dads are from South Asia and Dominican Republic. They have a strong and healthy bond and need a family that can nurture and encourage them as they grow up.
Aaliyah (aged 3) – CANNOT BE PLACED IN BRADFORD
Aaliyah is a beautiful little girl with an olive complexion, dark brown curly hair and blue eyes. She is active and engaging but can be very controlling as well as being very affectionate and loving. Aaliyah likes singing and playing and listening to stories.
David (aged 2)
David has big beautiful brown eyes, short curly hair and an engaging cheeky smile. David has permanent brain damage, very limited sight and has possibly life-limiting health issues. He is a big, strong child and loves playing with sensory toys that make noises, have light effects or he can feel.
Caleb (aged 2) – CANNOT BE PLACED IN BRADFORD
Caleb has dark brown eyes, soft curly afro dark brown hair and a beautiful smile! Caleb is a healthy and happy typical little boy who loves rough and tumble games. Caleb’s heritage is a mix of African Caribbean, White and Asian and he needs a family that can help him understand his heritage.
Robbie (aged 5)
Robbie is an attractive little boy with a cheeky smile and a loving and endearing personality. He loves being outdoors and playing on his slide or scooter. Robbie needs adopters that will devote their full attention to him to help him learn to trust and love, as he suffered neglect and trauma in his earlier life.
Byron and Alice (aged 3 and 2)
Byron and Alice have a close sibling bond and are very loving with each other. Byron is a chatty, inquisitive and active little boy with an excellent memory who seems to be very clever. He can be strong willed but loves receiving praise and responds well to having boundaries set for his behaviour. Alice is a bright and bubbly little girl. She is happy, alert and curious. Alice was shaken as a baby and suffered injuries including damage to her eyes and bleeding in her brain. Alice’s health, development and progress have all been remarkable since she came in to care and she is now heading towards all her milestones and is walking and making secure attachments.
Gwen (aged 6)
Gwen has shoulder length blonde hair, a lovely warm smile and blue eyes. She loves art, dancing and playing with her dolls. Gwen is sociable and affectionate. Gwen suffered neglect and was bruised when she was taken in to care at the age of 5, so she will need a family that are willing to learn about attachment to understand her emotional needs.
Tabitha (aged 3)
Tabitha is a pretty girl with light brown curls and brown eyes. She is very small for her age and is dainty and beautiful. Tabitha is very funny and full of life and character. She is confident and thrives on one-to-one attention. Tabitha has a diagnosis of Foetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder, which is why she is so small. She also has some of the facial features associated with FASD, is easily distracted, has delayed speech and is stubborn, all of which are associated with this.
Adam (aged nearly 2)
Adam is a lovely, happy toddler. He loves to mimic adults and has a comic side to him. He is reaching all his developmental milestones and is generally a healthy child. His parents have learning difficulties and there is also schizophrenia in his extended family. However, his paediatrician has said that the genetic causes are recessive so it is unlikely Adam will be affected by them. Adam is of dual heritage (White and Bangladeshi) but has the colouring of an Asian child.
Maalik (aged 18 months)
Maalik is an alert and happy toddler who enjoys play and stimulation. He is a healthy child and is reaching all his milestones and is talking and walking. Maalik has dark brown hair, beautiful big brown eyes and very light coloured skin for a dual heritage child (White and Iraqi Muslim). Maalik enjoys playing outside, kicking his football and playing on the swings.
Benjamin (aged 2)
Benjamin is funny and loves to play. He is happy and confident and extremely adventurous and active. Benjamin’s behaviour can be over the top and hard to manage at times and he will need a family that is able to set firm boundaries as well be capable of handling his overly boisterous behaviour.
John and Heather (aged 6 and 4)
John and Heather are brother and sister who have a loving relationship. John is caring and loving and likes to play on his Nintendo DS. He is a bright child and is responding well to structure and boundaries. Heather is happy and easy-going. She is passive and reserved. Both children suffered neglect. John has mousy brown curly hair, brown eyes and a fair complexion. Heather is petite and doll-like with fair hair, brown eyes and a fair complexion.
Benjy (aged 5½)
Benjy is a lovely little boy with an infectious smile, bright blue eyes and light brown eyes. He is from a sibling group of 4 and will need a family that will support direct contact with his sister and brothers. Benjy is a rewarding and enjoyable child to care for. He is chatty and friendly and he likes to be active. Benjy loves going to school where he is doing very well.
Tilly and Henry (aged 3½ and 1½)
Tilly and Henry are beautiful blond haired, blue-eyed children with a loving brother-sister relationship. Their foster carer describes them as fun, bright and adorable. Tilly is bubbly and likes attention whereas Henry is quite laid back. Tilly likes using her imagination and dressing up as a princess and Henry likes playing with his toys and building blocks. Both of them love the park, especially the swings and slide.
Oliver (aged 3)
Oliver is a cheeky chappy with a petite frame and a fair complexion. He is a loving and caring child and he loves to play outside in the garden. Oliver thrives on routine, structure and boundaries. He enjoys cuddles with his carers who have developed a good relationship with him by nurturing and reassuring him. Oliver needs a family where he would be the youngest or only child.