Whatever your level of parenting experience, we can help you use your life experiences and skills to provide a safe, loving home for a child whatever challenges they throw at you.
Our adoption support offer starts at the very beginning of the adoption process and continues throughout childhood from early years to teenage and beyond.
We have developed our adoption support package by working with adoptive families, children, young people and professionals to build a comprehensive range of resources, materials and training courses which will enable you to deal with the rough times and make the most of the smooth ones.
You'll be able to find out more about the adoption support we provide at one of our information events.
Once you are an approved adopter with One Adoption North and Humber, you will find a range of support available to you as an adoptive family.
Local groups for adoptive parents
There are a variety of groups open to adoptive parents running throughout the North and Humber region. Information about adoption-related matters and invitations to support meetings, training and social events where you can meet other adopters are available to approved adopters via the online enquiry form below. Select your local office and then select ‘Adoption Support’. One of our friendly team will be in touch.
One Adoption has introduced a Peer Mentoring scheme which means experienced adopters are on hand to help other adoptive parents with a variety of issues. They can help if you are going through the assessment process as well as post-adoption, if you need help with a particular parenting issue. It is a confidential service open to everyone who has adopted through One Adoption. To sign up to become a mentor or find out if the service might be useful to you, please call us or fill out the online enquiry form.
Adopted children and young people
There are groups for adoptive parents and children taking place across the North and Humber region, from parent and toddler drop-ins to groups for teenagers. Details are available via the online enquiry form below. Select your local office and then select ‘Adoption Support’. One of our friendly team will be in touch.
If you have a young person aged 11-18 they may be interested in looking at the Adopted Teens project website - Adopteens - which is designed by adopted teenagers for adopted young people living in the Yorkshire and Humber area. Young people can access a chat line, attend activity events and be part of a Youth Council.
Support in education for adopted children and young people
Education is often a major issue for adopted children and young people. There are various forms of educational support, from priority access to schools to Pupil Premium funding to help schools give extra support to adopted children.
Support for your family’s particular needs
If you think your family would benefit from more specific therapeutic support please contact us via our central phone number or online enquiry form below, select your local office and then select ‘Adoption Support’.
We can then meet with you to undertake an assessment of your family’s adoption support needs to identify what services would suit you best.
Adoption Support Fund
The government’s Adoption Support Fund (ASF) can be used to fund specialist therapeutic support for your family.
You will need an assessment of your support needs to access the Fund. To request this please contact us via our central phone number or online enquiry form below, select your local office and then select ‘Adoption Support’.
First4Adoption also provides an overview of the support available for adoptive families.