Buddy Scheme

 

Thanks to the goodwill and dedication of our fantastic adoption community, we offer a Buddy Scheme, providing peer to peer support for adopters during the process.

We link our experienced adopters with adopters at an earlier stage in the process to offer advice and support. Our Buddies receive professional training and are continuously supported by Adoption Focus.

If at any point you feel like you might benefit from peer to peer support, please get in touch. Equally, if you’re an experienced adopter and feel you could share your insight around the adoption assessment process, introductions, post-placement/order or adoption support services, we’d love to hear from you.

Here's what our brilliant Buddies say about the role:

Brendan

The Buddy scheme is something I feel very passionate about. To have access to the experience and knowledge of someone who had been though the adoption process, is invaluable and can be a great source of comfort.

As a Buddy, it is wonderful to be able to help others and be able to ‘give something back’. We had a really good adoption journey and to be able to assist others on their journey is wonderful.

For those receiving the service, it is a great opportunity to access untapped resources which can hopefully be of great benefit at all stages of the adoption process.

Accessing our Buddy Scheme

If you are at the beginning of your adoption journey and might benefit from peer to peer support, please get in touch. Equally if you’re an experienced adopter and feel you could share your insight around the adoption assessment process, introductions, post placement/order or adoption support services, we’d love to hear from you.

Visit our volunteer with us page to become a buddy with Adoption Focus