Can you give Texas-Rose, Gabriella or Kevin a loving home?
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A local charity project is helping three children with complex needs find the family they have been waiting for.
Family for Me, a campaign specifically to find families in the South West for children who have been waiting the longest to be adopted, is now searching nationwide after all other adoptive family finding has failed.
It began the search for a family for Texas-Rose, Gabriella and Kevin across the UK to help the local authority where they are cared for to find secure, loving adoptive families.
Affectionately known as Rosie, Texas-Rose is a delightfully shy little girl aged three.
Gabriella is a lively, loud and fun, warm-hearted five-year-old.
And Kevin is the charismatic, smart little seven-year-old who, unfortunately, returns to the campaign from earlier this year.
All the children have varying additional needs both physically and intellectually.
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Ruth Marriott, Families for Children CEO, said: “Children with additional needs feature highly in the numbers of children considered ‘harder to place.’,
"Some of these children have a very high level of medical need but that doesn’t mean that there are not people out there who would have the skills or the will to include them as part of their loving family.
"Sibling groups that need to stay together, and older children who are on their ‘last chance’ to have a new permanent family alongside children who have specific needs.
"These are the children we search long and hard to find new parents for, and the best parents are those that are able to accept everything the children bring and love them.
“You can’t tell what a child is like by just knowing that they have ‘special needs’ you need to know what these needs are and how they feature in the child, and what can be done to support the child."
Families for Children can offer support to adoptive parents. They work closely with local authorities and health professionals. The campaign is being supported with a dedicated website www.familyforme.co.uk.
If anyone would like to discuss the possibility of being considered as adoptive parents for Texas-Rose, Gabriella or Kevin or if you are interested in adoption please call 01364 400064.