The adoption journey does not end with the signing of the adoption order. The impact of adoption and of the circumstances that lead to it are lifelong – for children and for adults. Which is why here at CCS as much of our work is concerned with what happens after adoption as it is with preparing people to be adoptive parents.
After adoption it is down to the parents to request the help that they feel their children need and CCS Adopters are always able to count upon their social workers for this and have described the support they have received as “invaluable and lifelong”. Post adoption support can come in many forms and means different things to different people. It could be anything from needing a listening ear after a difficult time, to help with choosing the right school, or finding therapy for a child. We would hope that, having built a relationship with us through the adoption process, you would trust us and value our experience to ask for this support as you needed it.
- Where possible at CCS our social workers stay with a family from assessment through family finding and introductions to after adoption so you are not being passed from one person to another. We are certainly always here for you and your adopted child from the early years to much later on in life, since we recognise that the impact of adoption can be lifelong.
- Our social work and therapy team are highly experienced and have specialised in adoption for many years. They have over 300 years collective experience of working in adoption.
- We run The Centre for Adoption Support and Education which operates from the same venue as CCS Adoption and provides a wide range of adoption support, education, therapy and the opportunity to connect with other adoptive families.
- Our in-house Therapy Service and team work with local authorities and the Adoption Support Fund to provide the therapies we assess an adopted child needs.
- Monthly Mums and Dads support groups, facilitated by our in-house Clinical Psychologist are open to all adoptive parents.
- CCS adoptive families can attend any of the groups run at The Centre and also our regular forest school events – Wild n Free.
- CCS and The Centre both provide regular training and workshops for adoptive parents.
- Making connections with other adopters and their children can be enormously supportive. We run social events such as Wellbeing Sundays, LGBT and Singles regular groups to help make this happen.
We know that adoption, while being a great path to parenthood, can also be challenging and we stay with you to support you in whatever ways we can.
If you would like to talk with one of our adoption professionals please call us on 0117 935 0005 or email your enquiry to firstname.lastname@example.org .