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Hull Adoption - support for adoptive parents and families

Hull City Council Adoption Support service is committed to -

  • preparing children for adoption
  • to identifying specific support needs at the time of placement
  • to providing an extensive varied choice of post placement support services for adoptive families.

Who the service is for

We offer a service to -

  • adoptive families who live within the boundary of Hull (although for three years after the adoption order the placing authority will have a duty of support)
  • families outside Hull whose child was adopted from Hull (for three years after the adoption order)

What we offer

We are able to talk to you about any issues or concerns you may have regarding adoption and will offer you an adoption support needs assessment whilst linking you up to services that can help. We work with schools, health professionals and others to provide ongoing support where needed.

Examples of support we offer

  • Monthly training workshops for adopters - topics include health, bonding through play, explaining adoption to children. You will be invited to these as soon as your application has been accepted and you can attend these groups as long as you find them useful to you as an adoptive parent
  • Social events such as Adoption Parties
  • Membership of our mailing list to receive newsletters and other mailings
  • Childrens fun group during school holidays
  • Little Penguins group for parents and pre school aged children
  • Letterbox - help with birth family contact. A specialised social worker can help you with birth family contact, including writing annual contact letters
  • Financial support - financial support could include a lump sum if you meet specific needs as well as ongoing payments if you adopt a child from Hull who meets the criteria. Your social worker will advise you on your individual circumstances
  • Adopters support groups throughout the year – both day time and evening sessions
  • Specialist on line training
  • Regular visits from an adoption social worker when a child is placed with you. Once an adoption order is made it is your choice whether you want further support or not
  • Psychologist referral – we have a psychologist attached to the Adoption team who is available for consultation and advice, if needed
  • Support from After Adoption Yorkshire - After Adoption Yorkshire provide an independent support service for everyone affected by adoption
  • Hull adoption library - the library includes books on a variety of adoption issues as well as therapeutic games designed for families

In addition to this we can support families in referrals for

  • Adopted Teens group (Yorkshire ) ATiD
  • Help with accessing clinical services and educational support
  • Strengthening Families programme
  • Hull City council training courses
  • Online training provided by Kate Cairns Associates

Our experienced social workers also help adoptive parents to learn how best to talk to their children about their past, and to make sense of who they are.

How to access support from Hull Adoption Support Service

If you wish to discuss your options for adoption support you can contact the team by telephone or email.

Telephone     01482 612 800 (option 1 - available daily Monday to Friday, 12.30 - 4.30pm)

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Hull Adoption Team
Kenworthy House
98-104 George Street

Contact us about becoming an adoptive parent

Whether you are ready to adopt of you would like further information, please get in touch with us by completing the online form below or telephoning us on 01482 612 800.

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