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The best thing was that we had a social worker from the beginning to the very end, so you get to build a relationship with them.

What makes Families that Last unique is the level of support we provide at every stage of your adoption journey. This includes supporting your new family for life, giving you access to a comprehensive package, including award-winning training, which you can tap into whenever you need it.

Once you’re matched with your child or children, we’re still here. In fact, our mission as a charity is to support people at every stage of their adoption journey, and that includes supporting your new family for life. We have over 27 years’ experience in a whole range of adoption support services and you can access this at any time. Below are just a few of the services we provide:



Our SafeBase programme is the most successful specialist therapeutic parenting programme for adoptive families in the UK. This flexible programme aims to strengthen the relationships between parents and their children, improving family stability. You can read more about it here.

Therapeutic Intensive Adoption Support Services

Our comprehensive range of services, such as child-led play and storytelling techniques, help develop the adopted child’s sense of identity and belonging.

Parent groups

These monthly groups cover a range of topics and help parents build networks with other adoptive families.

Family events and activities

There are many opportunities for families to spend time together and discuss any worries with support workers.

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    Vaish adopted with After Adoption, working with our Families that Last team in the Midlands. Listen to her story.

Get in touch

To find out more call: 0300 456 2656 or email

ActionLine: 0800 0 568 578
Family Finding and Adoption Support