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Parent groups

The groups takes place in comfortable surroundings over a cuppa on a weekday evening. Most groups host them monthly, while some host them every other week. 

These session are strictly for adoptive parents (from matching onwards) and provide a safe, confidential and non-judgemental spaces to to reflect of adoptive parenthood with likeminded parents. We offer support, but not advice.

The sessions are free.

The single adopters amongst us have formed their own groups, which meets monthly, there is a creche available for this group.

Prospective adopters are advised to join the pan London groups for prospective adopters (from stage 2 onwards).

Please note that all our events are coordinated and run by WAF volunteers, who in turn are supported by an external consultant.

Please contact your local WAF groups for more information.

In our session we adhere to a set of ground rules, which can be found here.

What our members say:

‘I need to come. I need my space to talk!’
“The group is so inclusive. I love how everybody ‘gets it’ !’
‘Sharing really helps me through the rest of the week.’
‘I have found the parent support group to be an extremely supportive, encouraging and ultimately rewarding forum to be involved in. The knowledge and support offered by people in the same situation as us has been invaluable & I am so glad to have discovered it. I have told other adoptive mums about it and can honestly say it is one of the most helpful and supportive resources I have encountered in the whole roller coaster ride of adoption.’
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