As part of our commitment to offering long-term, outstanding adoption support to everyone who adopts with us, we have a continuous programme of training and events available for our adopters. Here's a sample of what's coming up in the next few weeks:

Focus on the Fellas (Fathers Group), 18th January

This group is open to men who have already adopted and those who are at or beyond stage two of the adoption process. It's a chance for dads and prospective fathers to chat about the rewards and challenges of parenting an adoptive child in a friendly, informal setting.

Adopters Committee, 26th January

Our Adopters Committee meets three times a year and is instrumental in planning future topics of training, social gatherings and children’s events to ensure that the services we provide meet our adoptive families’ evolving needs.

Existing Children & Siblings Workshop, 29th January

This Siblings workshop explores sibling placements, helping you to consider meeting the needs of more than one child. The aim of the Existing Children workshop is to help prospective adopters to understand how their children will be involved in the adoption process.

These two workshops are now being held on the same day to help scheduling for people who would like to attend both of them.

Tweens Group, 2nd February

This group is intended for children aged 8-12 years. Tween group sees adopted children and their siblings getting together regularly and taking part in a variety of activities, games and sports with the enthusiastic supervision of our fantastic adoption support team.

Life Story Work Forum, 4th February

Tailored to meet the needs of each family, we offer one-to-one support with an experienced worker to enable adopters to talk about confidential and personal issues. Advice about appropriate tools, techniques and strategies are available during each session.

Understanding Children's Behaviour, 6th February

This therapeutic workshop offers adoptive parents the opportunity to explore what behaviours their children are presenting with in a safe and empathic environment. The aim is to learn more about why they may present with certain behaviours.

Teenagers Group, 9th February

This group brings teenagers together to offers children and young people the opportunity to have fun undertaking activities, discuss issues regarding adoption, make new friends, develop social skills and confidence and contribute towards the development of our services for young people.

 

Adoption Focus adopters can book workshops using the email address [email protected].

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