We Are Family is a peer to peer support community by adopters, for adopters. We’re there for parents throughout their adoption journey.

We Are Family is a peer to peer support community by adopters, for adopters. We’re there for parents throughout their adoption journey, offering mutual support, information and inspiration to adopters and those considering adoption through:

We were founded in 2013 by adopters who had experienced first-hand the lack of peer support available. Becoming a family through adoption can bring its own unique set of challenges, as your child joins your family with an identity and a history of their own. Sharing problems, insights, frustrations and laughs with other people who have similar experiences can be invaluable.

What we offer our members:

Connection and relationship

  • Local groups in London and the surrounding area (these include: East London, Hackney & Islington, Havering, Richmond, West London and Southwark). These groups offer a range of:
    • Family meet-ups
    • Support Groups
    • Playgroups
    • Socials
  • Prospective Adopters Support Group
  • Single Adopters Support Group
  • Thematic Groups e.g. Parents of Teens

Amplifying voices

Using our voice to call for improved support for adoptive parents/families

“It is my strong belief that the support we give should be on offer to all adopters. There should be a network of families ready to welcome them with open arms as they take decisive steps towards caring for some of the youngest and most vulnerable in our society. Because all new parents need support. We all need to belong. To a family – to a community. Our provision is a necessary one.”

We Are Family Co-Founder

If you’re here because you’re looking for support and
community, we’d love to hear from you.

 

Find out more about joining here