Our children

The numbers of children in long-term residential care throughout the UK are growing. Whilst residential care offers a safe, secure environment for children for whom staying with their birth parents is not possible, the best option for every child is a stable family environment.

Here is a picture of a child wearing glasses playing with beads. Although it’s never easy to find the right family for a child, there are some groups of especially vulnerable children with special needs who have fewer chances of finding a permanent home. It is these children that Parents for Children specialises in helping.

The children we find families for are:

  • Children with physical disabilities
  • Children with learning difficulties
  • Children who have suffered abuse or neglect
  • Children with complex health needs
  • Children affected by their parents’ use of drugs and alcohol
  • Older children
  • Sibling groups

Our children have extra special needs, but giving them a loving home offers many rewards. If you think you can offer a home to one of our children, there’s lots of helpful information on this site. You can read about some of the children who urgently need families.

If you’d like to talk to us about adopting a child with special needs, we would love to hear from you. You can request information online, email us at [email protected] or call 020 7520 2881 and ask for advice about adoption.

If you are hoping to adopt a baby – and not one with special needs – Parents for Children is probably not the agency for you. In this case, we suggest that you contact the British Association of Adoption and Fostering or Adoption UK who will be able to suggest an agency who can help you.

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