We Are Family seeks to connect people at the same stage in their adoption journey so they can build strong relationships and support networks of peers. We also create opportunities to hear the experiences of others at different stages in their adoption journeys.

We know information about the realities of adoption, including both the highs and the lows, is so important. We provide resources and information of relevance to prospective and adoptive parents.

We are also developing our ability to advocate on behalf of our members to improve support for adoptive families and improve our signposting to other services and opportunities.

No other group has helped me as much as this one. Our social worker is not about anymore so it’s a life line.

What we offer our members:

Connection and relationship

  • Local groups in London and the surrounding area (these include: East London, Hackney & Islington, Havering, Richmond, Shepherd’s Bush 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

Information and inspiration

  • WAF Talks Webinars
  • Our Member Hub, with on-demand webinars, news & resources
  • Blog

Amplifying voices

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