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. Adoption Focus adopters can always contact us for help, advice, training or direct work.

'Nurture the Journey', our support package tailored to the individual needs of each family, is the cornerstone of our adoption support. Through Nurture the Journey our dedicated adoption support team provides:

  • high quality training programmes for prospective adopters and adopters
  • social events for adopters to attend with their children
  • support groups for parents and children
  • play and stay groups
  • direct work with children and families to help during more challenging times
  • a buddy scheme providing invaluable, peer-to-peer support

We offer training and workshops to all our families. These include therapeutic play, 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 to ensure that our adoption support services reflect the 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 can access 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 when adopters need additional support Adoption Focus will provide it.

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