Harry, age 6 and Jessica age 5, are brother and sister who a very strong bond and they love to be together. Jessica particularly misses Harry when he is not around and will call on Harry to play with her, sharing her excitement with him when she discovers a new game or toy! They watch TV together and make each other laugh. They are very affectionate to each other with kisses and cuddles.
Harry is an active little boy and often ‘on the go’ whether driving his toy cars around the living room or running around in the garden. Harry likes to play games and watch videos on his Kindle. He loves numberjacks and minions as well as SpongeBob
Harry is a very affectionate boy, especially towards his little sister Jessica. He loves to be tickled and enjoys people being generally silly with him!
Harry attends a school for children additional needs and has made exceptional progress since moving in with his foster carers. His reading skills are now excellent for his age so much so that carers are having to watch what they leave around the house in case he reads it!
Harry is more comfortable at home and is starting to show his personality more and is sometimes a cheeky monkey, which his foster carers are delighted with as it shows he is more secure at home and becoming a much more confident boy.
Harry has made friends at school and has a small group of really good friends. Harry recently attended a birthday party of one of his class mates and had a great time.
Harry is becoming more confident in all areas of his life especially with his sister Jess, he is much better these days at saying no to her and meaning it!
Their imaginary play together is so fun and endearing to watch as they pretend to be presenters of some of their favourite TV shows. Harry is also happy to play on his own and goes off into his own little imaginary world.
Harry likes to be outdoors, playing in the garden or at the park. He is quite daring and loves to go fast on the zip wire. He enjoys swimming and has become much more confident with putting his head under the water Harry enjoys his food and he is trying out more new foods with encouragement, but still isn’t too keen on his vegetables! If enjoying his meal he will eat everything on his plate, and sometimes finish his sister’s food as well!
Jessica is a lovable, lively, fun little girl with a bubbly personality. Jessica likes craft, drawing, colouring, and dolls. She loves dressing up and playing with the guitar and piano. She is active and busy and really likes the outdoor toys, in particular bouncing on the trampoline, riding her bike, kicking the football, going to the park and loved the swimming pool on holiday.
Jessica also has a kindle. She watches lots of the same programmes and games as her big brother, but doesn’t like scary characters or loud programmes.
Jessica has also done exceptionally well at school and plans are now in place to move Jessica to a mainstream school as she currently attends the same school as Harry. Jessica is very excited about this and has said she can’t wait to go to ‘big school’. Jessica likes school, enjoys attending and is eager to be involved with everything. Jessica is a caring girl and looks after some of the less able pupils at her school and she has formed good friendships too., Jessica loves attention from adults, she wants snuggles & cuddles, she really enjoys one to one time with an adult.
Jessica really loves animals, she really connected with her current’s school therapy dog called Buddy and loves to play with him. She loves to visit the shop Pets at home to look at all the animals.
Jessica loves books and being read to. Each night she has a story. Her favourite is One Gorilla and she knows it off by heart! Jessica sleeps well, settling quickly after singing ‘twinkle twinkle little star’ and seeing the stars come out on her gro clock. Jessica is trying lots more new foods and eats well.
We are looking for adopters with a good network of support, ideally two parents. Harry & Jessica’s future family will need to promote the close sibling bond whilst recognising and promoting the children’s individual interests, needs and ways of expressing themselves.
The children need a family that is active and playful, as well as nurturing, empathic and able to offer predictable, clear and consistent structure and routines with good preparation for any changes.
A package of ongoing support & training will be offered, a financial support package will also be discussed for Harry & Jessica’s future family.
A willingness to use visual prompts and cues to support learning and communication will be important. Some experience of children either through family, voluntary or professional roles would be good.
An ability to accept uncertainties around future development is needed as well as the ability to be a good advocate and work with school and other professionals to promote the children’s development.
Harry & Jessica’ future family will also need to consider indirect contact with siblings and birth parents.
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