Support available after adoption

Parenting an adopted child may require extra support and guidance. When you adopt your child, you will have the opportunity of having access to a post adoption social worker, who will provide emotional and practical support in relation to any plans or agreements in relation to the child.

Peer support
Support from other adopters is available from Adoption UK, a UK wide organisation independent from social services. Find out about support groups in your area.

Financial support
In some circumstances financial support, known as adoption allowance, may be available.