We know that adoption is hugely rewarding, but it also comes with certain challenges along the way. That’s why we have a dedicated team on-hand to offer a range of services to support children and families throughout their adoption journey.
Many adoptive families will require advice and/or support at different stages of their journey. It’s important to know that all adoptive families are entitled to request an assessment of their adoption support needs – you do not need to be at crisis point before contacting us for help.
Every family is unique, so the support services will vary depending on individual need and circumstance. Some families may just need additional information or advice whilst others might require more targeted support such as that provided by the TESSA Program (Therapeutic Education Support Services in Adoption) and/or the Connected Service (a national service for adopted children and young people).
We also have Therapeutic Family Support Workers who work with children and families to provide practical and emotional support via a range of therapeutic interventions. By working directly with children and their families, we can help them develop a better understanding of the issues they face and support them in building stronger relationships.
Here are more support services we offer…
Our team of post-adoption social workers provide support for adopted adults who wish to connect with birth family members.
Our Letterbox service is a way for adopted children to stay in contact with their birth families throughout childhood.
From pre-approval courses to sessions on parenting strategies, we offer a range of comprehensive training programmes.
If you’re interested in adoption, need additional support, or just want to ask us some questions, we’d love to hear from you.
You can also speak to an adoption worker for an informal chat, and we can then send you an information pack.
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