Through Adopting Together, children who have been waiting the longest for families are identified and referred to the project by the Local Authority which is responsible for their care.
Children might have been waiting a long time for a variety of reasons, such as being aged over four, a part of a sibling group, have additional needs, medical needs or medical uncertainty.
The length of time they have been waiting for a family may have also impacted their needs – one of the key reasons Adopting Together has been established. The project offers a specialised approach to the recruitment of families, and a tailored package of support, which is appropriate and bespoke to best meet the needs of the individual child/children and the adopters.
Below is a step by step approach to the Adopting Together.