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Ongoing support for adoptive families

We offer continuous support to our adoptive families. Our adoption support team specialise 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 can speak to a duty worker by phoning 01223 699392 (Monday to Friday 9.00am to 2.00pm).

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 through-out the year in March, Papworth, Cambridge and Peterborough.

Meeting your families specific needs

Following an assessment of your families' adoption support needs there is a range of specific support, activities and therapies available  to meet those needs. 

Our Adoption Support Team is very experienced and can help work with you and your family in accessing specialist services, interventions and educational support your family if required. These include interventions such as Therapeutic Parenting, Theraplay, Family Therapy in addition to Creative Therapies, such as Art Therapy, Music Therapy and Drama Therapy. This can be funded through the  Adoption Support fund - a national fund, we can apply on your behalf based on your families' adoption support needs.

He is using the sessions to explore emotions and feelings and how they apply and change in different situations. He is developing creative imagination and play which can be useful in improving relationships and communication. (Creative therapist working with an adopted boy experiencing violent nightmares and negative thoughts).

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.

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