What-is-wraparound-service

Our Wraparound service offers a range of support, from just being there at the end of a telephone to advising and guiding you through any situation you find yourself in as an adoptive parent. We aim to respond within 24 hours (working days) following a request for support.

For any help and enquiries, you can contact us on 01364 645480

Telephone Counselling

A confidential, empathic, non-judgmental counselling service for adoptive parents. You may wish to explore your adoption experience and the often difficult issues that can arise, such as:

Thoughts and feelings of uncertainty brought up by the adoption process

Feelings of loss and grief

Disappointment

Frustration

Difficulty bonding with your child or children

Difficulties coping with challenging behaviour

Anger

Resentment

Depression

Relationship difficulties

The impact on your wider family

Support Groups

Our regional groups give adopters the opportunity to meet with other adopters in their community and share experiences. Our Family Support Workers attend these meetings regularly and are happy to give advice and support to you and your family. If you have any suggestions about future groups we would be happy to hear from you.

Family Activities

We offer regular activity days for families, particularly during the holidays. These can be anything from toddler events and coffee mornings to hosting holiday activities for older children. Some of the activities we run are in conjunction with Local Authorities. 

Telephone Support

Our experienced team of duty Social Workers and Family Support Workers are on hand to offer advice over the telephone on a range of issues and to help access therapeutic support when things are more complex. We are also able to offer advice via email and post if preferred.

Peer Link

Peer Link provides one to one support using experienced adopters who have been recruited, trained and supported as volunteers by Families for Children.
The scheme is designed to provide an informal network to adopters, supporting them to feel less isolated, grow in confidence and make good links with other adoptive parents. Peer mentors are a good sounding board for newly approved adopters or adopters experiencing particular difficulties.