Members across the uk and beyond


Resources and Webinars in the Member Hub


Lifetime peer support hours*

We Are Family membership unlocks access to our digital Member Hub, a curated library of resources created exclusively for our community of adoptive parents. Discover new ideas, learn practical tips and explore our collection of expert webinars.   

As a member, you will also be invited to join one of our peer support groups where you can connect with other adopters to share the highs and lows of adoptive parenting. It’s easy to stay informed with our monthly round-up of news, views and training opportunities, as well as key dates for your calendar.  

*Approximate number based on available data.

I was lucky that I found We Are Family early into our placement, my husband & I were struggling a great deal with the challenges with no family or support close by and being part of We Are Family changed that. I don’t believe we would have the relationship with our children that we have now if it were not for the help, support and understanding that other WAF members gave to me.

We Are Family - Peer Support for Adoptive Parents


These groups are a valuable opportunity to meet and connect with fellow adopters, and can be attended both online and in-person.

Regular gatherings include:

  • Peer-led parent support groups (virtual or in person)
  • Peer-led support groups for prospective adopters
  • Social events
  • Family meet-ups and playgroups

Our peer support groups are run by and for adopters. By joining We Are Family you will also have the opportunity to join our growing community of volunteers.


We Are Family hosts regular talks for our members, inviting leading experts to share their knowledge with our community. Join each session via live stream or explore our collection of on-demand webinars to watch at a time that suits you.


Alongside learning from the experts, We Are Family membership provides opportunities for members to share their stories and experiences through regular blog posts and our new podcast series, Adoption Shared.

Both the Blog and Podcast can be engaged with by the general public, proving an opportunity to share insight not just with fellow adopters, but also wider support networks and professionals. 

Recent Blog highlights include:

  • A Letter from a Mum A single adopter writes a letter describing how she put into practice a technique she learned at a WAF Talks webinar.
  • A Call for Trauma Informed Schools Adopted children need a school that is attachment aware, and trauma informed; one of our members shares their thoughts.
  • What is the Adoption Process Like? A We Are Family member describes the adoption process and what it felt like to go through the various stages.

Season One of the Podcast:

We Are Family - The Blog for Adoptive Parents

Membership to We Are Family is free, and it always will be.

With the generous support from our partners, funders and donations from supporters, We Are Family provide our members with access to the highest calibre of experts, resources and peer support services, at the time when we need it most.

Join us and become part of the family.

As an adopter-led organisation, We Are Family are uniquely able to support fantastic adopter peer support networks in a way which is most helpful for parents and responsive to their needs. Through We Are Family our adoptive parents are connected to social networks of other adoptive parents from the earliest stages of adoption, providing parents with a place to seek advice, normalise parenting challenges, and reduce the potential for isolation.

Adopt London, Partner