Support for adopters

Disability Living Allowance: Can you claim for higher level needs?

Thinking about your Disability Living Allowance application renewal or first application – it might understandably inspire feelings of dread! This very helpful free webinar will guide you through, recommended by parents. 

Helpful hints and tips for writing Keeping in Touch letters (Letterbox)

We all know how important keeping in touch (Letterbox) letters are for children in supporting them to build a full sense of identity and belonging. Being open and honest about adoption and their connectedness to both their adoptive family and birth family builds a foundation for their future.

We are family

Would your family and friends would like the opportunity for a regular, online, meet up to ask questions, share their worries and share laughter, about becoming part of your children’s lives?

LGBTQ+ Adoption and Fostering Week 2024

For members of the LGBTQ+ community thinking about adopting or fostering, the question absolutely shouldn’t be “Will my sexual orientation or gender identity count against me?” 

New Family Social podcast: Adoption, fostering and tea

The UK’s LGBTQ+ adoption and fostering charity, New Family Social add new episodes to its series of podcasts discussing adoption and fostering with people “who’ve done it”:

ARFID: If your child is a picky eater, they could be scared of food

The BBC news has recently highlighted the huge challenges of living and supporting the eating disorder ‘ARFID’, a common co-occurring condition for those who have trauma, Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) or Autism.

Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder: FASD Hub South West

FASD Hub South West is a parent-led support group for adoptive parents of children, young people, and adults with or without a formal diagnosis of Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) across the South West of England.

Free Eating disorder online workshops for parents and carers

Funded by the NHS, these online courses offer five free sessions to carers/parents supporting undiagnosed and diagnosed eating disorder needs, using the ‘New Maudsley’ approach.