Post-adoption BME family with baby girl

What support will I get?

The extensive range of adoption support services which SFCS offers is what makes us special – we’re here for you at every step of your journey, both pre- and post- adoption.  Our ambition is to provide lifelong support to anyone who adopts through SFCS.

If you decide to adopt through our Adoption Connections service, you will have access to:

  • 6-week therapeutic parenting workshop, aimed specifically at adopters
  • A ‘Buddy’ scheme, offering opportunities to meet and talk to other adopters who have already been through the process
  • Consultation appointments with a social worker and independent therapist, to explore any issues that may be affecting you and your family
  • Support in accessing Theraplay® and other therapeutic support
  • An annual adopter conference
  • Regular family social events throughout the year
  • Regular Stay & Play sessions, so adopters with young children can meet, share support and have fun with their children
  • An Adopters Forum, giving adopters a chance to share ideas and feedback with SFCS
  • Children and young people’s group activities
  • Help accessing other services offered by external specialist support agencies

Please note, some services may need to be funded through the Adoption Support Fund or the placing Local Authority.

You will find more details about our extensive range of support services by clicking the links above, and you are welcome to contact us if you have any questions.

Whatever your need, and however tough you may find your new life as an adoptive parent, you are not alone – we are here for you at every step.

SFCS is a registered charity and most of our adoption support services are free of charge to our adopters and their children. If you would like to support our work and enable us to continue providing these invaluable services to our adoptive families, please visit our Donate page.



During the pandemic, we have adapted many of our support services so that we are able to offer support online. This includes one-to-one drop-in sessions, online therapeutic parenting courses and online events for children and families. You can read our latest Covid update here.

We hope to be able to offer more face-to-face support shortly, but if you have any questions about the services we are currently offering, please do get in touch.