Our adoption support

We offer a lifetime of support to our adoptive families.

Mixed heritage mum and son sitting on sofa

Our adoption support team specialises in working with adoptive families and children and you are welcome to contact us at any time while your child or children are growing up.

You may find it helpful to attend one of our free support groups for adopters. These include:

  • Stay and Play sessions for new adoptive families,
  • Adoptive Parents Support Groups, which run all year in March, Cambridge and Peterborough.

All you need to do is browse the events on this site and contact the team to book your place. There is no charge.

Browse our adoption support events

Specialist support for your adoptive family

Additionally, our team can help with accessing specialist services, interventions and educational support for your family if required. These include Theraplay, family therapy and Creative Therapies, such as art therapy, music therapy and drama therapy.

We also run support groups and study days for adoptive parents and a specially tailored parenting skills' training programme. The programme provides you with a 'toolkit' of strategies to encourage positive behaviour. It also gives adoptive families a chance to meet others in a similar situation.

He has gained confidence in himself. He is more accepting of help from us and talks more about how he is feeling. 

- Mum whose adopted son received drama therapy to help with his challenging behaviour

Read our adoption support leaflets 

Supporting adopted children and young people

Group of happy young peopleWe aim to support everyone in your new family. As part of that we hold activity groups for adopted children and young people. These can be an important source of friendship and an opportunity to talk to others who have been adopted. There are two groups, one for primary school age children and one for teenagers. Each meets approximately four times a year, on a Saturday to do something enjoyable – often in a local country park.

Post-Adoption support pilot 

We are part of the Post-Adoption Support Service pilot (PASS), funded by the Department for Education (DfE), which aims to increase the number of families benefitting from post-adoption support. The service delivers support through parenting programmes which have been adapted for the needs of adoptive parents, and/or art or music therapy for your adopted children.

For more information about any aspect of our post-adoption support including our activity groups for children and young people, vacancies on our parenting programmes or Creative Therapies for your adopted child, please get in touch using the contact details on this site. You will be welcomed.

More questions about our post-adoption support?

If you would like more information about adoption support, please contact us using our contact form. If you would like to find out about financial support for adoptive families read our information page here.