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After Adoption

After Adoption provides a range of services for all parties in adoption to meet their life long needs as follows:

For adoptive families: An integrated adoption  support service that is  clearly outlined at the point of engagement with the prospective adoptive family and which, is available throughout the adoption life journey. This includes parenting programmes,  an opportunity to connect with other adoptive families via support groups or family days/events, ongoing training, services to help build support within the wider family network and with education and health professionals, support with contact arrangements, access to support via telephone helpline, and family work, including therapeutic interventions. We provide easy access to these services through Safebase parenting programme and our further Integrated Adoption Support Services, across many parts of England and Wales.

For adopted young people: A place to connect with other young adopted people, with the aim of reducing isolation, having fun, building confidence and self
worth. We support aspiration in young people by making most things possible
through creative partnerships. We facilitate expression of their ideas to ensure they have a voice to share their experiences. We provide this through our TALKadoption services.

For adult adopted people:A recognition that adopted people often need to know who they are and may wish to access birth records and go on to find out about or make contact with people connected with their past. We have a service called REUNITE that provides search and intermediary services, as well as counselling and support with reunion.

For Birth families losing a child to adoption:A service that works with birth parents/ relatives during the process of losing a child to adoption. We recognise that they need support in this process, and ongoing counselling to deal with the impact of adoption on their well-being. This may be delivered on a one to one basis or with an opportunity to join a group to reduce isolation and build social coping strategies. A service which recognises that to play a meaningful role in helping a child with their future identity, birth parents need support to maintain indirect or direct contact (when applicable).We provide a service called BIRTH TIES, that offers support during the process of adoption and beyond, with a dedicated helpline and face to face support.

Who to contact

Contact Name
Gail Jackson
Contact Position
Head of Adoption Services, Midlands & South West
Telephone
0121 644 4900
E-mail
actionline@afteradoption.org.uk
Website
After Adoption Website
Notes

Safebase

Where to go

Address
1st Floor, New Oxford House, 16
Waterloo Street
Birmingham
Postcode
B2 5UG

Time / Date Details

Time of day
Morning
Afternoon
Evening

Other Details

Availability

Specific age range
All ages

Inclusion Information

Languages Spoken

Languages
Panjabi
Urdu
Welsh

This service is listed for your information. Its inclusion on the Family Services Directory does not imply endorsement, approval or recommendation by Lincolnshire County Council. For more information, go to Terms & Conditions

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