Choosing to adopt is one of the biggest decisions you will make in your life so it’s not surprising that you may feel overwhelmed at the start.
Like all routes to parenthood, of course there will be challenges along the way but lifelong support is available at every step.
As an adoptive parent there is a range of adoption support services and therapies available to you.
The Adoption Support Fund (ASF) has been established to enable families to access the services they need more easily. The amount per child per year is £5,000 for therapy, as well as a separate amount of up to £2,500 per child if special assesments are needed.
There are several specialist organisations that will support you while you explore adoption further and move through the assessment process.
You can find detials and contact information for each organisation by visiting the links listed below.
Your chosen agency will be able to advise you on which support services may be available to you. If you want advice on adoption support you can also contact one of the many adoption support organisations in England such as Adoption UK or CoramBAAF.