Support for adoptees and families
In Calderdale there is a strong support network for birth relatives, adoptive families and adults who have been adopted.
This support takes the form of advice and counselling, buddying with other adoptive families and special medical services.
By assessing your needs we can link you up with other agencies to provide support advice and counselling and help you access your birth and adoption records.
Support for adoptive families
- A support guide for adopters:
- Advice, information and guidance on all aspects of adoption including talking to children about adoption;
- Signposting to other services and support;
- Training, workshops and social events;
- Advice on contact and Letterbox issues;
- Adoption support assessments;
- Adoption Support Fund (ASF) Application: www.adoptionsupportfund.co.uk|
- Celebration, information and training events;
- Regular newsletters;
- Adoption support groups and individual support;
- Information about you entitlements and financial support / other services available.
Support for adult adopted people
Normally accessed through our partner agency PAC-UK:
- Advice, information and guidance on all aspects of adoption;
- Support in accessing adoption records;
- Advice and support for those considering the possibility of contact;
- Assistance in making contact with birth relatives;
- Intermediary services to provide support with the reunions.
External support groups
A self-help group for adoptive parents and those considering adoption in the UK.
After Adoption provides information, support and advice to all those affected by adoption.
PAC - UK|
PAC-UK supports anyone whose lives have been touched by adoption - adopted people, birth families or adoptive families can all be offered help.
For those concerned with adoption, fostering and child care.
Being Family is a Yorkshire and Humber Adoption Consortium initiative which brings together all adoption agencies in the region with the aim of increasing the possibility of finding families for children in the area by linking them with approved adopters. Voluntary agencies recruit and approve adopters, and local authorities approve adopters and place children.