Will you help a child in need of a safe, loving home?
Give children like Danny the chance to settle in a new adoptive family
Born into a chaotic and abusive family, Danny was frightened all the time - until we settled him with caring adoptive parents.
Though he was just five years old when we first met him, his early experiences had badly affected his mental and emotional development. More than anything, he needed the love of a family.
Sadly, Danny is far from alone. Last year, there were 6,000 children waiting for permanent, loving homes. Many are from families with drug problems, or have parents who have spent their lives in the care system themselves. They’re growing up without ever knowing what it’s like to have a loving and supportive family unit.
But, a gift from you today, could help find, train and support adoptive parents so they are able to become a child’s safe, loving family.
All children need to feel secure and loved
We carefully matched Danny with Helen and Steve – a loving couple who desperately wanted to adopt. When he first began living with them, he seemed to settle in well to his new family. But then, a few months later, something changed – as Helen explained:
“It was in the run up to Christmas that Danny suddenly became withdrawn, fearful and full of anger. After a lot of reassurance, he eventually felt safe enough to open up to me about how he’d suffered sexual abuse by a relative who visited every December. Christmas, which should have been a time of excitement and fun, was an ordeal he had come to dread.”
Once they realised the experiences Danny was trying to process, Helen and Steve contacted us straight away for advice – and a Coram social worker was able to help. Helen recalls:
“Coram was a tower of strength. Our social worker spent a lot of time with Danny, talking about his life so far and helping him make sense of things. Over time, he was able to let go of the past, and trust that he would be safe and cared for as a child should be, in our family.”
Names, images and some details have been changed to protect the identity of children we help.
Will you help a child like Danny today?
We don’t just find children safe and loving homes. We know that, if they’ve had such a difficult start, young lives take years to heal. That’s why we promise ongoing support and advice. Every adopted child and family we work with can contact us for help whenever they need it – for as long as they need it.
Please help bring lasting security and happiness to a troubled young life.