Adoption Focus will continue to support you and your family after adoption. 

Our dedicated adoption support team offer a diverse programme of high quality training and workshops including Therapeutic Play, Managing Teenage Behaviour, Life Story Work and specific support for families and friends of our adopters.

We are committed to supporting our families from day one of their adoption journey.  We offer outstanding support right the way through childhood and into adulthood. This means that Adoption Focus adopters can always contact us for support.

We have a team of specialist and committed adoption social workers who are experienced in working with children and their families.  This includes support with life story work, and contact arrangements.  Some of our team members are trained in Theraplay and Dyadic Developmental Psychotherapy (DDP), which can help some families. We are continuing to train our staff to ensure we have a range of skills and resources available to support our families.

We offer training and workshop opportunities to our families.  These include Theraplay, parenting the adopted child, managing teenage behaviour, family and friends training, talking and telling workshops, life story work training and social networking and e-safety. We continually update our workshops and actively seek input from our adopters in developing our support services. This ensures that our adoption support services reflect the wishes and needs of adoptive families.

Our services across the region offer opportunities for children to meet other adopted children and for parents to meet like-minded adopters and gain support from each other. These include fun in the park events, stay and play meetings, regular coffee mornings, a teenagers group and a fathers group for dads and dads-to-be.

Adopters who have attended these events have commented that ‘they are invaluable and offer an opportunity to meet people who understand your personal journey and enable you to access support as and when you need it’.

Adoption Focus will work with the Local Authority who placed your children with you, to help you access  adoption support services, which help your family as it grows and develops.

We keep in contact with our adopters at regular intervals throughout the year via newsletters.  These inform adopters about upcoming events and relevant training courses which you may choose to attend. We also encourage our adopters to send us any content that might be useful to others.
Adopters can request a referral for adoption support services at any time. They will receive an efficient and timely response, which places them and their children at the centre of the service provided.

We know that parenting through adoption is incredibly rewarding.  At times, it can be challenging, and adopters may need  additional support, which we aim to provide.

Adoption Focus offers a range of post adoption services which Local Authorities may access on behalf of their adopters. 

Why adopt with Adoption Focus?

Nurture the Journey