Our adoption support begins the moment people enter our adoption process and lasts a lifetime. It can be in the form of training and workshops, direct work with children or families, a referral to our buddy scheme, expert advice, work with schools or just a chat to help reassure parents that they’re not alone.

Some adopters are in regular contact with us for advice and assistance, while we won’t hear from others for long periods, either because there are no issues they need help with or because they prefer to rely on their own support networks. It’s important for adopters to remember that they can contact us at any time if they need to, whether they’ve been in contact recently or not. They may not have been in contact with us since their adoption order was granted years before, but we are always here if needed.

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Like all children, adopted children will encounter new challenges as they grow older and all parents can be uncertain of how best to help them at these times. This can include factors like:

  • Adolescence/Teenage behaviour
  • Changes of school
  • Peer relationships
  • Bullying
  • Changes in family circumstances – marriages, break-ups, bereavements
  • Changes in behaviour
  • Social media

There are also factors unique to adopted children which can cause anxiety for families. Things like:

  • Life story questions
  • Unplanned contact
  • Changes around the need for contact

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We can offer sympathetic and professional advice, support, training and referrals for any of the above and anything else you might like to talk about. 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.

To access our adoption support, adopters should initially contact our Duty Social Worker on 0121 779 0891 or by email at [email protected]. This will then be followed up by an experienced adoption support worker.

Our adoption support is rated as Outstanding by Ofsted and is always there for our adoptive families whenever it’s needed.



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