Resources available

We have a number of different products available for purchase or download

A Guide to Attachment

A Guide to Attachment takes the reader through what healthy attachment mean and the effect attachment difficulties can have.   John Timpson and his family are both foster carers and adoptive parents so he has first hand experience of what attachment means and the consequences early trauma can have on a child.

Fully illustrated throughout, the book uses everyday language and pictures so that it is easy to follow and understand.

“The more people who know about attachment the greater the chance of providing the right help. As foster carers and adoptive parents my wife Alex and I have cared for over 90 children, but it was many years before we had an understanding of the significance of attachment. We wish we had known 30 years ago what we know now.”

A Guide to Attachment

To order a copy of A Guide to Attachment, visit our Amazon shop.


The Making of U

The Making of U is a book for all those kids just trying to work out who they are. Written by a group of adopted young people from our Getting it together project in the North East and stunningly illustrated by Josie Brookes.

It tells a story of self discovery and adventure which resonates with children and adults alike.

Addressing questions every child needs to consider - Who am I? What does home mean to me? Where do I fit in the world? How do I shape my own future? - the book provides a framework for discussion within the family through a fun and engaging story.

The Making of U Cover

To order a copy of The Making of U, visit our Amazon shop


Adoption Voices

Adoption Voices is a powerful tool for professionals to use for adoption preparation and educating professionals from other fields such as health and education. It covers issues of identity, contact with birth relatives, feelings about parents and siblings and experiences at school. Made by a group of young adopted people from 11-25, it gives a powerful voice to their experiences and helps people to understand issues that adopted young people can face.

To order a copy of Adoption Voice, click to download an order form (Right click, save-as)


We also have Christmas cards available for sale every Winter.

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Vietnam Bike Ride

For those of you in search of the charity cycle challenge of a lifetime, Vietnam won't fail to leave an indelible mark on you!

Volunteer for us

Volunteer for us

Volunteering for us can help make a real difference to people affected by adoption. Click here to find out more.

Information for Professionals

Support for Adoptive families

Our SafeBase parenting programme supports adoptive families who are struggling to support their children

Our services and how to commission them

Commission our work

Find out about the services we offer to local authorities

Family finding services

Thinking of adoption

We can help local authorities to find homes for children in need of adoption