Many children who need adoptive families have experienced some degree of neglect, and/or physical, emotional or sexual abuse in their early lives, but whatever their circumstances, all of these children will have experienced the loss and grief of being separated from their birth families. Their past experiences will affect their behaviour and development in a variety of ways. For example, some children will express their feelings through challenging behaviours such as tantrums and aggression, or show quite the opposite and be very withdrawn.
These children need lots of extra attention and the love and stability of a new family, in many cases, is all that is needed to help these children thrive and reach their greatest potential. However, some may need extra support in the form of specialist therapies to help them come to terms with their past.
At Nugent Adoption we are looking for people with all sorts of skills to adopt all sorts of children. These could include:
- People who can communicate with children and see the world through their eyes and who have had some experience with children.
- People who will value and understand a child’s past experiences and empathise with their trauma and loss.
- People who are adaptable and emotionally strong.
- People who will learn and seek support.
- People who will commit to a child through good and bad times.
- People who are patient, sensitive, flexible, energetic and have a sense of humour!
If you would like to find out more about adopting through Nugent Adoption, come along to our next Adoption: All the Info! evening on Thursday 31 January, 4.00pm – 7.00pm, at Nugent Adoption, Chain Lane, St Helens, WA11 9RA. Alternatively, you can join our Ask Steve sessions, a Facebook live Q&A on the first Tuesday of each month, starting on Tuesday 5 February between 6.00pm and 7.30pm, when you can ask our Adoption Manager, and Nugent’s Head of Family, Steve Hargrave any queries you may have about adoption.
We look forward to hearing from you.