Information and guidance for everyone affected by adoption.

After Adoption has produced a variety of materials to provide more information about specific services, topics and next steps.

To find out more about out aims and values, please read our Statement of Purpose (revised July 18)


Useful fact sheets

Information for adopted adults and young people

Information for adoptive parents

Information about adopting

Families that Last Information Pack

You can also access additional information and materials here.

Information for birth families

Information for professionals

Research and white papers

Guides for children and young people

General information

Materials you can purchase

A Guide to Attachment

A Guide to Attachment takes the reader through what healthy attachment means and the effect attachment difficulties can have.  John Timpson and his family are are 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.

To purchase this book, please email the communications team.


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.

To purchase this book, please email the communications team.


Adoption Voices DVD

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 purchase a copy, please email the communications team.

Key policies

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