After Adoption

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After Adoption,Unit 5 Citygate
5 Blantyre Street,Manchester
M15 4JJ

0161 839 4932

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Imagine your life as a jigsaw with an important piece missing. This is how millions of children and adults throughout the UK feel every day. Our family-finding service, Families that Last, finds adoptive families for those children who tend to remain in the care system the longest: older children, children from ethnic minority groups, children who need to be placed with brothers and sisters, and those with disabilities. Adoption touches the lives of one in four people in the UK and After Adoption is dedicated to helping children and adults from all walks of life deal with the difference adoption brings to their lives.

We provide a range of quality, independent adoption support services, including:

  • A free national helpline
  • Support for birth parents who have lost children to adoption - Resources for those searching for lost relatives or for information about their past
  • Groups and counselling for adopted adults 
  • Intermediary support for adopted people and birth relatives wishing to contact each other 
  • Assessment and preparation for prospective adoptive parents and support throughout the adoption process 
  • Family-focused services and events that support adopted children and families

The impact of adoption is lifelong, and we want to be there for those affected by adoption both now and in the future. By giving your support you can help us to help others find the missing piece and complete their picture. For more information, visit

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