Peer-led Support Groups and Forums

We can direct you to a number of adopter led groups and forums, who currently provide peer support and discussion about a wide range of issues relating to adoption.

Adoption West believes in the importance of adopters establishing a network of other adopters so that they can support each other, share experiences and working. Adoption West will work, with you, to connect you with other adopters who live locally. We would advise you to use Whatsapp groups created during Stage Two training to connect with other Adoption West adopters who are at a similar stage in their Adoption Journey.

We would add a cautionary note here,  please be mindful when using Whatsapp groups, and indeed when accessing content on social media – everyone’s journey and experience are as unique as them and their children – it’s not always helpful to compare 🙂

The Adopter Hub offers:

  •  A forum: open 24/7 for you to swap ideas with other adopters
  •  One-to-one webchat: great for individual support, all trained peer supporters are adopters themselves
  •  Webinars and videos: all you need is a screen and some headphones… you can watch live and also browse the webinars with subjects including         school transitions, severe emotions and behaviour, and parenting an anxious child
  •  eLearning: on attachment and parenting which is available for you to view at a time that suits you, reviewing and building on your previous learning
  • Resources: lots of useful information and guidance on subjects such as education, life story work and mental health

Contact your local office to find out how to sign-up