Adopted families and young people

Welcome to Adopt South’s adoption support for Families and Young people*. We provide an extensive range of services.

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Advice and guidance

  • adoption support duty team
  • in-house support
  • educational support
  • educational psychologist
  • mentors
  • video interactive guidance

Social events and community

  • support groups
  • meet-ups
  • family fun day
  • children and young persons activities

Multi disciplinary team


  • advice and guidance
  • adoption support needs assessment
  • adoption support fund

Learning and knowledge

  • therapeutic programmes
  • workshops
  • guest speakers

Adoption support

Children and young people who are adopted can find day to day life challenging. We understand and want to support children and families who find emotional triggers, identity, or childhood development difficult at times.

We will listen to what is happening in your world and find ways to support you and your family. We take a holistic approach when supporting you, underpinned by our team’s expertise and understanding of trauma, attachment, and identity.

Depending on your needs, we will consider a range of options which could include in-house support, educational psychologist sessions, therapeutic parenting support, workshops or a meet-up with one of our caring and supportive adoptive parent mentors. We may also be able to suggest other specialist practitioners that we work with through our assessment process including Adoption Support Funding. To help you, we have produced a guide to adoption support for pre and post adoptive families and young people.

Every family is different, and we are here to embark on these journeys with you and help you as much as we can

Please get in touch with us; talking over the phone or meeting with us will identify which approach will best support you and/or your family’s needs. To find out more about our range of services, read our guide.

Advice and Support Line: Monday to Friday 8.30am - 5pm (4.30pm Friday)

Call us on 0300 3000 001 or arrange a call back from one of our team

Our adoption support service is also available to any young, adopted person under 21 years* who lives in the Hampshire, Isle of Wight, Portsmouth and Southampton area. We can help you if you need someone to talk to, as well as provide:

  • life story support for young people
  • teenager and young person’s therapy and support
  • social events exclusively for young people
  • identity support for young people

*Young adults up to the age of 21 years, or 24 years with an EHCP (Education, Health and Care Plan).


Many parents and young people benefit from Adopt South’s welcoming adoption community. We organise monthly meet-ups including LGBT+, Single parent groups as well as social events with your children, youth activities and our Family Fun Days.

If you would like to find out more about our workshops, events and social activities, register to receive information.

Information for Families and Young People