Between them Adoption UK and After Adoption have extensive experience over decades of providing support to all those who deal with the difference adoption brings to their lives.

In 2016 Welsh Government announced that it would provide funding for a partnership between the two organisations so that our work in Wales can continue and grow. The grant allows us to establish the foundation for a pan Wales Post Adoption Service offer. 

This will involve developing services suitable for commissioning.

In the first instance we provide the following services for adoptive families and prospective adopters:

Between them Adoption UK and After Adoption have extensive experience over decades of providing support to all those who deal with the difference adoption brings to their lives. This will involve developing services suitable for commissioning.

In the first instance we provide the following services for adoptive families and prospective adopters:

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Dedicated Helpline

A new joint helpline has been set up in Wales which for the first time will offer support to all parties affected by adoption from across the nation. 

Wales Adoption Support Helpline: 029 2023 0319

10am to 2.30pm, Monday to Friday
Email: [email protected]
A service for everyone affected by adoption.

Calls will be charged at standard network rates.

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A Peer Support Network for adoptive parents and prospective adopters.

We are extending our network of peer support groups for adopters and we are developing new methods of delivery so that all families can access peer support if they wish.

Support groups currently meet in the following areas:

  • Cardiff (3 groups in total including one for single adopters, one for adoptive dads, one in the evening and one for adopters with young children in the morning)
  • Vale of Glamorgan (evening)
  • Mid Wales / Llandrindod Wells (evening)
  • Blackwood (Caerphilly) (morning)
  • North Wales – A new group is being established jointly with St.David’s Children’s society.
  • Western Bay – new groups are being set up in the Swansea and Bridgend area.

The network of support groups is constantly growing. If you would like to help us set up a new group in your area or to find out when meetings are held and if there is a group near you get in touch via the helpline or the Cardiff office.