My name is Connor and this is my story

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  • My name is Connorand this ismy story

    It is often difficult for younger childrento understand the concept of adoption.This booklet seeks to make this easier.

    A guideto adoptionfor youngerchildren

  • Connor lived with his family.His mummy was sad becausealthough she loved him, shewasnt able to keep him safe.This made Connor sad too.

  • Connor had a social worker calledPat who took him to live withAlice and Tom for a while.They were foster carers.

  • Connor started to feel happier.It was fun and safe with

    Alice and Tom.

  • Connor still saw his mummy atthe family centre, but sheoften didnt seem happy.

  • Connor knew he could tell Pat ifhe was unhappy or if anyone wasunkind. He also knew he couldask a grown up to write a letter.This helped him feel safe.

  • One day there was ameeting with a lot of people.They thought very hard!

  • They decided that Connor shouldhave a new family where hecould live forever, who couldkeep him safe and happy.

  • They looked very hard forConnors new family.

  • When a family were found,they got to know each otherand then Connor went to livewith them. He was a bit scaredat first, but soon felt ok.

  • Connor missed his old mummy,but his new family said theywould send her letters so shewould know he was happy.

  • When Connor had been with hisnew family for a while, they allwent to court. A very importantperson called a Judge said theycould be a family forever.

    Connor was adopted by them.

  • Connor is now happy with hisnew family, and his friendsand his school. He knowshell be kept safe and

    loved forever!

  • My story is a bitlike Connors!

  • This is my new family.

    Maddy contributed in the design of this booklet (2015).

  • North Tyneside CouncilFostering and Adoption ServiceThe Silverlink NorthCobalt Business ParkNorth TynesideNE27 0BY

    Telephone: (0191) 643 2540Email: fosteringandadoption@northtyneside.gov.uk

    For further information on other council services please visitwww.northtyneside.gov.uk

    North Tyneside Council wants to make it easierfor you to get hold of the information you mayneed about the services it provides. We are able to provide our documents in alternative formatsincluding audio tape, large print and communitylanguages. Please call (0191) 643 2540.

    Comments, complaints and compliments

    We welcome your views on the services we provide.If you wish to comment about the way we provideour services, please contact any member of staff. If youwish to make a complaint, please see separate leaflet,How to complain about council services.