Say Hello to Joe

Adopt South Appeal

Two-year-old boy seeks love and care from a Mum or Dad forever

Our partners at Adopt South are seeking a permanent home for toddler Joe - a happy and cheeky two-year old boy who has no permanent home life because, for a number of reasons, he cannot live with his birth parents.

Currently being cared for and supported by foster carers, Joe desperately needs to become part of a loving and supportive family for the rest of his life.

The family currently looking after Joe, speak fondly about him: “he is an affectionate and loving little boy, who would give so much pleasure to a couple or single person who can give Joe the time, patience and support he needs.

Rachel Reynolds, Head of Adopt South, and speaking on behalf of Joe and other children, said:

“Children like Joe need adoptive parents who will go above and beyond for them, who are willing and able to love and be committed parents to them, regardless of the challenges that may arise in their child’s life, with the care and support they require.

We know from experience that adopting brings parents profound joy and more love than they could previously have imagined, as well as a strong sense of purpose and desire to protect their child. Whoever becomes Joe’s new Mummy or Daddy will be given as much support from Adopt South as they need for as long as they need it, even after the adoption process has been completed.”

Whether Joe will be an only child or part of a busy, lively and active family, like all children, he needs to be able to depend on his parent(s) to nurture and love him, so that he continues to be happy and thrive as he gets older.

Even though Joe has a neurological syndrome, he is keen to learn and explore new experiences. While his pace is slower than most other children of the same age, he is now beginning to stand up and to chatter away. He has been with his current foster family since he was just a few months old, and while they will miss him, they are keen for Joe to have a family to call his own, for the rest of his life.

Adopt South is looking for potential parents who have a connection with or have cared for a child with additional needs either in the family or at work - in a childcare setting, for example. The parent or parents will need to fully understand the extra support, that children like Joe will need, including attending therapeutic sessions and medical appointments.

Adopt South, the regional adoption agency for Hampshire, Isle of Wight, Portsmouth, and Southampton, provides a range of therapeutic services and financial support to families who adopt children with additional needs. The agency matched 118 children in 2020 with their forever families, ranging from new-borns, older children and sibling groups to children with additional needs and disabilities. Currently there are five children with additional needs who are waiting for their forever home.

If you would like to know more about Joe, or about adoption, please call Adopt South on 0300 3000 011 or visit their social media channels including Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.

You can also arrange a chat with a member of the Adopt South team. Click here.

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