At some point during your adoption journey, chances are you will need support from outside your family and friends. From straight forward factual advice or worries about behaviour there is support from experienced adopters, others in the same position as you now, as well as social work, education and health colleagues.
Adoption Agencies in this region provide a wide range of services for adopters and take pride in working in partnership with them. Adopters are entitled to an assessment of their support needs at any time. To find out more about the support available in your area contact your local Authority Support Service
More information about what support you may be able to get can be found in the Adoption Passport
Adoption is a life long journey and support may be needed at any point after your child is placed. Support which is often helpful includes:
Whether these kinds of support will be available to you will depend on your circumstances but you can ask for an assessment at any time, no matter how long after the adoption.
Your adoption agency may also be able to help you access other types of support and other specialist services, such as Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services and specialist medical health support.
Your adoption agency will have a lot of information about how their support is arranged. You can also get lots of information from national organisations