Northern Ireland

We provide support to adopters and prospective adopters in Northern Ireland through a dedicated office, based in Belfast. This page provides information on adoption and the kind of support we can provide for adopters in Northern Ireland.

We hold a number of Family events throughout the year to enable adoptive families to meet informally. 
Details posted in newsletters and circulated to members.

Upcoming events: 

Considering Adopting Sibling

Date: 11th November 2023

Adoption: Ever thought about adopting siblings? Have you considered extending your current approval to more than one child? This 1 day training session is delivered by experienced adopters and will consider the benefits to siblings: brothers/sisters of sharing an adoptive family. The training will be of benefit to adopters, who have/ have nearly completed their adoption assessment and are open to considering a sibling placement.

Training: Parenting our Children

Dates: Combination of short virtual & in-person training starting 13/01/2024

Comprehensive training sessions introducing and implementing therapeutic parenting techniques for adopted children. These sessions examine the expectations and realities of parenting through adoption. The sessions are delivered by experienced adopters & will explore:
• The significance of adult & children’s attachment styles
• Consider what it means to be a therapeutic parent – parenting from the inside out
• How everyday interventions of parents have the power to transform a childs life
• Building our capacity to parent our children.

For further information please email [email protected]

Please check our local newsletter for additional workshops, peer support group sessions & additional training opportunities - NI Newsletter | Adoption UK Charity

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