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We aim to gain a shared understanding of the challenges facing adoptive families. After Adoption uses the values of openness, respect and honesty at all times. We strive to be child-centred and supportive to both parents and children. Our qualified team provides adoption support assessments on behalf of local authorities.
We also have a team of trained counsellors for parents for whom adoption may trigger personal losses or unresolved trauma.
Other services include:
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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 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.
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.
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.
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
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 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 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.
Families that Last - Child led family finding
Families that Last specialises in finding families for children who wait the longest, 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.
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.
After Adoption has produced a range of resources for everyone affected by adoption, as well as professionals.