Give a vul­ner­a­ble child a new fam­ily

Solihull News - - LETTERS & EMAILS - Emma Bow­man, Barnardo’s re­gional direc­tor

SOME­TIMES the hap­pi­est child­hood mem­o­ries are the sim­plest ones: playing with sib­lings, cel­e­bra­tions with grand­par­ents, rid­ing a bike with friends.

But sadly there are chil­dren who are de­nied these pre­cious mem­o­ries, and who shud­der when they think about their child­hood.

In the UK to­day there are many hun­dreds of vul­ner­a­ble chil­dren wait­ing to be adopted by a lov­ing fam­ily. Many have suf­fered hor­rific ne­glect or abuse, which is why they des­per­ately need the sup­port and care of a new fam­ily and a sta­ble home.

Ev­ery day, Barnardo’s adopters sup­port vul­ner­a­ble chil­dren to over­come past harm and start work­ing to­wards a pos­i­tive fu­ture.

Adop­tion, like all par­ent­ing, can be daunt­ing. There are al­ways go­ing to be re­ally dif­fi­cult days. But at Barnardo’s we know that ev­ery­one needs that help­ing hand, which is why we pro­vide on­go­ing sup­port and train­ing through­out the adop­tion process. We also con­tinue to sup­port new par­ents once they have been matched with a child to help new fam­i­lies bond, get to know each other and start their lives to­gether. We re­ally want to en­cour­age more peo­ple to come for­ward to give a vul­ner­a­ble child the new fam­ily they richly de­serve.

Al­though noth­ing can erase a trau­matic past, our amaz­ing adopters – with help from our in­cred­i­ble spe­cial­ist staff – can give chil­dren new, happy, healthy lives, and the skills they need for a bright fu­ture. Call 0800 0277 280 or visit www. barnar­dos. org. uk/ adop­tion.

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