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Can you help Chloe and children like her?

This Christmas will be four year old Chloe’s, first in a safe, secure and loving home. She. has had a traumatic start in life.

You will be aware of Families for Children and the life-changing work we do, and we are asking  if you could make a donation of £15 – or become a regular donor – this Christmas so we can provide Adoption Support to help hundreds of children like Chloe. Regular donations are the only way we can provide our vital services with any certainty.

This time last year Chloe was left at home on her own while her parents were involved with drugs and alcohol; Chloe didn’t understand what time, or even which day, they would return.

In August Chloe moved to a new, loving and secure family, with adoptive parents: David and Kirsty

“Chloe is a sensitive little girl, she has suffered so much in her early years. We are so proud to have her in our lives, but she does get very upset. We would dearly love to see her happy smiling face on Christmas day. ”

Young children and babies who suffer neglect are affected in many ways. For children like Chloe, their physical and emotional development can be delayed or damaged. They need specialist help to recover from their early trauma; help that will enable them to move on and become part of their adoptive family.

Once we have placed a vulnerable child with their new family, Families for Children provides a range of Adoption Support services that help families bond and achieve positive change that will last a lifetime. We can only provide the services families desperately need thanks to your voluntary donations.

Our Adoption Support services are tailor-made to match the specific needs of each family we work with, and they are proven to reduce the chances of family breakdown.

Children who have suffered early trauma can be very challenging, and as a result adoptive parents often feel isolated, exhausted and distressed. Our support services give parents the tools they need to cope with difficult situations, and ensure that their children are given the best possible chances in life. In times of particular difficulty we even offer a rapid response helpline.

As Chloe’s adoptive parents put it:

 “It is great to know that support from Families for Children is always just a phone call away.”

Adoption Support services we offer to families like Chloe’s include:

  • Parental training courses in playfulness, acceptance, curiosity and empathy
  • Rapid response helpline service
  • Counselling
  • Life story work to help children come to terms with their past
  • Information, advice, guidance and signposting

To help more families access these services through Families for Children, please consider making a donation this Christmas. Only with your help will children like Chloe settle into their new family and start enjoying all the delights of childhood; including Christmas.

Please donate online now or send a cheque payable to Families for Children.

Thank you for your support to Chloe, I wish you a peaceful Christmas.

Best Wishes

Ruth Marriott

Chief Executive Officer