Support Groups

If you are one of our members, there are over 60 local support groups across the UK providing information and support for prospective adopters and adoptive parents.

Click here to access the latest information on what's going on in your area - you will need to be a logged in member to see these pages.

Our groups are organised by an expanding group coordinator network (many of whom are volunteers) who offer support including telephone contact, local meetings, coffee mornings, events and family fun days.

All coordinators are adoptive parents, so have first-hand experience of adoption. Attending groups and events gives you the chance to talk to fellow prospective adopters and adoptive parents, benefit from their experience and share strategies

They also enable your children to meet other adopted children in their local area.

Two ladies, chattingCoffee mornings

A chance for prospective adopters and adoptive parents to chat with each other whilst the children play.


A group of adults chat together

Evening meetings

Very informal occasions, giving prospective adopters and adoptive parents the chance to meet. Find out more about the adoption related issues and resources that are available locally.

Listening to a speaker

Guest speakers

Some meetings will include presentations and talks. Topics might include contact, life story work, educational issues or local CAMHS services. 


ice skatingSocial events

Families often get together for events and activities. These could include ice skating, swimming, picnics, weekend walks and Christmas parties. 


Click here if you want to find out more about membership and support groups.