Adoption Support

Virtual Adoption Support Groups

Although were not able to run the life story book workshop we had planned due to Covid-19, which we know many people were looking forward to, we are able to offer the following Virtual Adoption Support Sessions:

Lifestory Workshops - New Dates Coming Soon

6 May 2020   @  7pm - Virtual Lifestory Workshop for parents of under 5s
13 May 2020  @  7pm - Virtual Lifestory Workshop for parents of 6 to 10 year olds

Parenting Groups - New Dates Coming Soon

7 May 2020  @ 7pm - Meltodwns and Muddles in Lockdown: Virtual Parenting Support Group for parents of 6 to 10 year olds
14 May 2020 @ 7pm - Meltodwns and Muddles in Lockdown: Virtual Parenting Support Group for parents of under 5s

If you are interested in joining us for one of these virtual sessions on Zoom please contact Jessica Spenceley, who is our lead on Adoption Support at IAC.  She can be reached at Jessica.Spenceley@icacentre.org.uk for joining details.

You may also find that a Life Story Work Consultation is helpful as you navigate this area during your increased family time.  Jessica is available to help you think about how you might like to build on the foundation you have already created, be it through introducing additional books, constructing themes around play, providing examples around how to phrase certain topics, and suggesting how you might answer some of the tougher questions that may leave you feeling stuck.

Face to Face Service

Please see details of this innovative IAC support service specifically for intercountry adopters here.

Virtual Coffee Mornings

Having a sense of community with people who get what you are going through can make all the difference in the adoption process, especially when you are waiting for a child to join your family.  The waiting involved can be tough, and to help make it a bit easier, IAC has introduced Coffee Mornings for Waiting Adopters. 

Whilst we are not able to host our lovely Coffee Mornings at our office, we will be available online on the dates below.   These sessions are aimed at all of our adopters who are in the in-between time of having been approved to adopt and bringing their child home.  These mornings are relaxed spaces where you can use the time as you need and a great way to reconnect with other people in the same situation.

Coffee Mornings are hosted by Jessica, and she will be supported by a member of the Post Approval Team. 

Perhaps you want to talk and vent; maybe you want to share your fears; perhaps you would like more information on specific issues like bonding or feeding. . . All of these topics and more are welcome in the group.

We currently have the following days and times scheduled for our Coffee Mornings, and we would love to meet you online on:

  • May 5th from 10am – 11:30am
  • June 2nd from 10am – 11:30am
  • July 1st from 10am – 11:30am

If you are able to make it, please RSVP to adoptionsupport@icacentre.org.uk and details for the Zoom meeting will be sent.

We look forward to seeing you at the events, with your coffee, or preferred alternative!

All parents need support from time to time and we offer it for life.  Adoption is for life. So is our support.