At One Adoption North and Humber we can help you use your life experiences and skills to provide a safe, loving home for a child.
We support you from the very beginning of your adoption journey and this support continues throughout your child’s early years to teenage and beyond.
We have developed our adoption support by working with and listening to adoptive families, children, young people and professionals to build a comprehensive range of resources, materials and training courses which will enable you to support your children.
Once you start your adoption journey with One Adoption North and Humber, you will be welcomed into our adoption community and a range of support will be available to you. We have a dedicated adoption development co-ordinator who works with families to help shape peer support, workshops, training and events. There are support groups for parents across the region as well as a closed One Adoption Facebook group with more than 600 members. Peer consultants are on hand to provide additional support to families managing transitions and change. Free membership to Adoption UK is also available to all parents.
Once you are approved as an adopter you will be given access to a member’s only area of this website which provides a host of useful information on all of the support available to adopters in the North and Humber area. If you are already an adopter with One Adoption North and Humber and would like to request access please contact us using this page link.
One Adoption has a Peer Mentoring scheme which means experienced adopters are available to help other adoptive parents with a variety of issues. Peer mentors can offer a supportive role if you are going through the assessment process as well as after your children are living with you, if you need help with a particular parenting issue. It is a confidential service open to everyone who has adopted through One Adoption.
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. We have a dedicated ‘members only’ website and regular newsletter to keep you updated with events and news.
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.
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 key 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
Some families are likely to need more specific support at different times in their child’s life. We can 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. We can undertake an assessment of your support needs to access the Fund and help find the right support for your family.
First4Adoption also provides an overview of the support available for adoptive families.
For more information on adoption support, please complete the form below, select your local office and then select ‘Adoption Support’.