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Leroy and Atilla (aged 4 and 5)

Ethnicity: Birth Mother White English & Birth Father White English/Black Caribbean

Leroy and Atilla are brothers who are active and enjoy stimulating toys and games. Both boys need to wear glasses. Difficult early life experiences have had an emotional impact on both boys and they need to be placed together in a stable, secure and affectionate adoptive family. The boys and their younger brother have lived together with the same foster family since becoming looked after. Their younger brother has special needs and we are seeking a separate adoptive family for him.

Leroy is an inquisitive boy who seeks attention and reassurance and thrives on being loved. He enjoys playing outdoors especially at the local park. He also has a passion for drawing and colouring. He has settled within his foster care family and responded well to the structure of routines. In his foster home Leroy has shown affection and closeness towards his foster siblings and carers. It is expected that he will make significant attachments to his new family but needs support to recognise that affection shared is not affection diluted. He missed out on early education but since placed with his carers he has started reception class and is enjoying learning and socialising with peers.

Atilla is an outgoing little boy with a cheeky smile. He loves to give affection and receive it. He needs help to recognise that he is important and significant and does not need to resort to attention seeking behaviour to be loved and receive attention. He enjoys playing with Leroy and being in the garden. He has started nursery school which he enjoys. Because his attention seeking behaviour can affect his ability to concentrate, he has some learning needs and will receive support in the future when he attends school, to help him reach his potential.

Contact: twice yearly letterbox contact is envisaged with their birth parents, as well as twice yearly contact with their brother. Leroy and Atilla’s adoptive parents may need to reflect the children’s ethnic, cultural and religious background if appropriate.