Support for Adopters

We are here to help you during the adoption process, from enquiry to application, placement to post-adoption support. It is our goal to provide the best possible training and support to enable you to proceed in your application and to offer a child or children a happy, secure home.

Training and development is integral to the process. We understand how challenging the adoption process can be and are committed to offering a comprehensive range of training as well as an active support network to all adopters.

Find out more about Adoption Training Opportunities 

Find out more about our Adoption Community

Support Groups

Adoption support groups are run by Adoption UK. There are nine Adoption UK support groups in Northern Ireland each meeting several times a year in Antrim, Ballynahinch, Belfast, Coleraine, Cultra, Enniskillen or Omagh, Derry / Londonderry, Moy, and Newry.

The groups welcome attendees at any stage of their adoption journey and are informal and confidential. They offer a wonderful opportunity to be supported by others on the adoption journey.

The latest edition of the Adoption UK Newsletter for Northern Ireland for November 2020 can be read here. Here you can also find out about the virtual support groups for Adopters.

You are not alone in the adoption process. Our experienced team will be by your side and we will help you to build links with other adopters and families in your area.