Lifelong Support

Our adoption support begins the moment people enter our adoption process and lasts a lifetime. Even experienced parents can benefit from professional help at times, and while they will know their children better than anyone else, our adoption support team is able to provide valuable assistance which can help to get through the difficult times that all families experience.

Adoption Focus is committed to providing excellent lifetime support to our families. We offer different types of support during and after the adoption process. Ofsted not only rates us as 'Outstanding' they praise our adoption support services.

 

"The ongoing support and training provided make this agency a leader in providing adoption and support services."

Ofsted Inspection Report, 2018
 


During the adoption process

Our support for your family starts the moment you begin the process with us and lasts a lifetime.

Nurture the Journey

Adoption Focus offer specialist training as soon as you start your journey to adoption. 'Nurture the Journey' is our adoption support package, tailored to the needs of each family.  We offer this programme to everyone who registers to adopt with Adoption Focus. 

Our specialist support starts as soon as applicants enter training at Stage One of the adoption process and continues throughout the journey until the successful placement of children with their new family.

Support is in a variety of formats for adopters to select the ones which work best for them;

  • A buddy scheme providing invaluable, peer-to-peer support
  • As well as training, literature, newsletters, workshops
  • An 'adopters only' part of our website.

And of course advice from your dedicated and experienced social worker who will be with you throughout the process.

Start the adoption process

Training & Workshops

Learn more about our extensive programme of upcoming training and events for our adopters


Post Adoption Support

Following placement

  • immediate support for your family following placement
  • social events for adopters to attend with their children
  • support groups for parents and children
  • play and stay groups

Lifetime support

Adopting with Adoption Focus means we will provide lifetime support to you and your family. This could cover various periods: 

  • Support relating to specific times, e.g. transition to the teenage years, leaving home, etc.
  • Illness in later life
  • Counselling at any stage of your life
  • Support when creating your own family
  • Grandparenting children of adopted parents
  • Every other life stage of an adopted person and their family

Wider Support

Our support does not end when your children turn 18. We are there for you for as long as you need us. As Adoption Focus approaches the time where our first adoptees are reaching reaching 18, we are forming two alumni groups;

  1. For those that have been adopted
  2. For those families with adopted children 

We have a dedicated adoption support team available to respond to any queries or problems and to give advice, expertise, training and support. 

Our support for your family starts the moment you begin the process with us and lasts a lifetime. 

Contact us for more information today