At Adopt Coast to Coast we are always looking for forever homes for brothers and sisters in our care from across the north east and north west of England. Unfortunately, it often takes longer to find homes for siblings, however, there are some amazing benefits to adopting more than one child – they have a shared bond and identity, it helps children settle into a new home, and of course adopters only have to go through the adoption process once.
To help prospective adopters understand a little more about some of the brother and sisters needing an adoptive family, we would like to introduce you to three-year-old Holly* and her one-year-old brother Frank*. We are looking for a forever family who can give the brother and sister a loving, safe and warm home.
Holly and Frank are big fans of day trips to the coast and CBeebies, are full of smiles and character and they love meeting new people. Both children have settled with their foster carers well and are ready for their forever home.
Meet Holly (three)
Holly is a gorgeous little girl who is three years old, has big blue eyes, a fair complexion, dark blonde hair, and a lovely smile. She a curious and playful little girl and loves engaging with people and exploring. She’s a big fan of her doll and even copies her foster carers when they are looking after her baby brother.
Holly has been diagnosed with Global Delay Syndrome – a condition where children take longer to reach certain development milestones than other children their age. For Holly, this means her speech and social development is delayed and she can struggle to communicate her needs and wishes which can cause her to become frustrated.
The little girl is generally healthy, and although she walks on her toes, she walks un-aided, and her walking is getting better. Sometimes when outdoors, she is a little unsteady and uncertain, but her confidence is growing however, and she is getting stronger. Holly has well developed fine motor skills and can feed herself with a knife, fork and spoon.
While these health complications are important to know about, Holly has made significant progress with the love and support of her foster carers and continues to enjoy learning and exploring as she grows. This stability alongside her happy and engaging personality will help her development and bring real rewards to her future family.
At home, Holly loves to play with toys and she loves sensory play and her comfort blanket. She is a sociable little girl who engages well with structured activities and play such as play dough or building blocks.
Holly’s social worker would wish for her to be cared for in a safe and secure home where she is loved, her needs are met, and she is supported to learn and explore.
Meet Frank (one)
Frank turned one in summer 2021. He has light brown hair, a fair complexion, and gorgeous bright blue eyes.
He’s a happy little boy, with lots of personality and he loves to laugh and enjoys interaction – getting very animated and excited when he meets new people. Frank loves nothing more than listening to people chatting to him and he is very inquisitive little boy. Like his big sister Holly, Frank loves sensory toys and the two are forming attachments with their foster carers.
Frank is a good eater and loves a bottle and his food – he’s particularly fond of blueberry porridge! As a sociable baby, he loves being on the playmat with the other babies in his foster home and he loves getting out and about in his pram to have a good nosey at what is going on around him.
While he loves a day out to the park or the coast like his big sister, at home he loves to relax – enjoying baths, singing, sensory books and nursery rhymes. He looks to his foster carers for reassurance and comfort and settles quickly when he is picked up and cuddled.
There are currently no worries about Frank meeting his developmental milestones and he is thriving in his foster carers’ home, is fit and healthy with no major health concerns.
We are looking to keep this brother and sister together with either a single adopter or a couple. If you think you could provide a safe and loving home for children like Holly and Frank complete our enquiry form now or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Find out more
Hear first-hand from our real-life adopter Jess about her experiences of adopting a brother and sister in this Q&A.
Watch our case study with Andy and Steve, who adopted two brothers here.
Or start your adoption story by completing our enquiry form.