Two 'loving' siblings looking for a forever home

Freya, 4, is hoping to find her forever family alongside her brother, Chase
Freya, 4, is hoping to find her forever family alongside her brother, Chase -Credit:Adoption Matters

Two siblings are looking for a "loving, forever family".

Chase, 5, and Freya, 4, are currently living in foster care. Chase has developmental delay which means he needs extra support with speech and learning. His sister Freya has slightly delayed speech.

With the support of their foster family, teachers and social workers, Chase and Freya have made huge progress. Their foster parents say they are "so proud of them both" and "amazed by the things they learn and achieve every day".

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Staff at Chester-based adoption agency Adoption Matters describe Freya as "an affectionate and kind little girl who loves cuddles". Freya is described as "a sociable little girl, who loves to play with other children at school and with her foster carers’ grandchildren, usually doing lots of lovely role play". This role play has reportedly worked wonders with Freya's language development.

Like many girls her age, Freya adores the song 'Let it Go' from Disney's Frozen, and loves it when adults join in with her singing. She also likes to dress up in sparkly dresses.

Chase is said to be a "loving and open-hearted" little boy. His teacher says he is "full of beans" and loves to play and laugh.

Chase, 5, is "joy personified", according to his foster family
Chase, 5, is "joy personified", according to his foster family -Credit:Adoption Matters

His foster carers say the first thing you notice with Chase is his "huge, beaming smile". They added: "You cannot help but feel joy in his presence. He is joy personified."

Chase loves Lego, playing with sand, throwing a ball and toy trains. Chase needs extra support with his learning and speech, but can make himself understood with actions and gestures when he can’t find the words.

Freya and Chase reportedly have a good routine with their foster carers, which has helped them both to feel safe and secure. They enjoy helping their foster carers with things around the house, like putting away the shopping, and they both have lovely manners.

Chase and Freya's foster carers are keen to ensure the children find the "loving, forever family" they desperately need. They have always lived together and need a family where they can grow up together in a stable and safe environment.

According to the latest Department for Education statistics for children in care, children with additional needs wait an average of 11 months longer in care than their peers. Voluntary adoption agencies are urgently looking for people who can offer children a permanent home.

Agencies like Adoption Matters work in partnership with local authorities to find families for children like Chase and Freya to secure them a permanent family through adoption. This is often their last chance at finding a family through adoption.

Susy White, Adoption Matters Chief Executive said: “It may sound daunting for people thinking about adoption to consider a child with additional needs but our adoptive parents who have done so say it is incredibly rewarding. It gives a child the chance to flourish and to grow up with the love and security that every child deserves.

“All children can have additional needs at times. These could be to do with their development, learning, communication, behaviour or emotional wellbeing. There are also children with physical disabilities.

“Many of the thousands of children waiting in care who have additional needs, wait nearly a year longer than other children. We want to change that”.

To find out more about adoption, visit Further information about Freya and Chase is available on the Adoption Matters website.

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