Support for adoptive parents

If you are an adoptive parent there are various services available to support you throughout the adoption process.

You can get help with:

  • adoption issues
  • welfare rights
  • education
  • health (including mental health and disabilities)
  • therapeutic parenting and therapeutic services for young people.

For more information download the Support Services for Adoptive Families leaflet [PDF] or visit:

 Support to adoptive families:

  • support After Adoption team social workers offering therapeutic parenting advice, life story work, identity work and a range of other support
  • family workers to provide parenting support and Theraplay
  • access to an adoption support assessment and links to other services that can help, including applications to the Adoption Support Fund for therapeutic help
  • on-going support through an Adoption Support Plan involving Support After Adoption, education, CANHS health and other professionals
  • a mentoring scheme to support older children and families
  • Adoption UK also provides information and advice.

Contact us


Tel: 0115 804 1125

Monday - Thursday: 8.30am - 5.00pm

Friday: 8.30am - 4.30pm

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