Creating happy, lasting families.

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Too many children wait too long for a permanent family. Families that Last specialises in finding families for these children, working closely with local authorities. The child is at the centre of everything we do. Our innovative methods ensure that diverse children get the diverse families to match their needs. We also provide a sector leading package of lifelong adoption support for families from our national support services.

Did you know?

  • We place more sibling groups than any other agencies  – average 1.8 children per family compared to the national average of 1.2 children

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SafeBase Therapeutic Parenting Programme

SafeBase is the most successful therapeutic parenting programme for adoptive families in the UK. It creates a strong foundation for loving and lasting relationships, giving children the confidence to feel safe and secure with their parents.

SafeBase in the Teenage Years

SafeBase in the Teenage Years is our therapeutic parenting course for parents who have teenagers. It helps parents recognise the changes and transitions taking place during adolescence and the challenges teenagers face.

SafeBase for Schools

SafeBase for Schools enables school staff to effectively support adopted pupils, and those in care, to reach their potential. It provides practical strategies for support.

Therapeutic Intensive Adoption Support Services

Our range of therapeutic intensive adoption support services is very complex and individual packages of therapeutic support can be designed to meet each family’s assessed needs.

Family Events and Activities

After Adoption offers many family events and activities, so adoptive parents can meet informally with adoption support workers to discuss worries, as well as meet with other parents.

Parent Groups

Our monthly groups for parents cover many topics related to adoption, such as managing challenging behaviours, identity, child internet safety and grief and loss.

More Family Support

Our qualified team provide adoption support assessments on behalf of local authorities.

TalkAdoption

TalkAdoption is a national programme which offers adopted children and young people a safe space to meet. It aims to improve young people’s self-confidence and reduce their sense of isolation through creative and inspiring group activities and discussion.

TalkAdoption Camps and
Short Breaks

Our therapeutic residential camps help build the confidence and self-esteem of adopted young people, giving the whole family a well-deserved break. They provide adventure and create a memorable and meaningful experience.

BirthTies

BirthTies provides a bespoke service to birth parents whose children have been adopted, or where adoption is being considered for their child.

Breaking the Cycle

Breaking the Cycle, a Midlands-based project, supports birth mothers suffering grief and loss, teaching them the importance of self-care and helping to build their self-esteem.

ReUnite

ReUnite helps adopted young people and adults to safely access their adoption records, when they feel ready, providing advice, support and counselling. It also helps adults searching for relatives, providing support to both parties during the process of search, intermediary and reunion.

Training and events

After Adoption provides a range of training opportunities for those working within the sector, to support professional development and inform best practice.

Resources

After Adoption has produced a range of resources for everyone affected by adoption, as well as professionals.

Get in touch

To find out more call: 0161 839 4932 or email commissioning@afteradoption.org.uk

To make a referral please download, complete this form and return to actionline@afteradoption.org.uk

Professionals Referral Form


Useful links

ActionLine: 0800 0 568 578
Family Finding and Adoption Support