These are some web-based resources that we have found helpful. Some relate directly to adoption, other are some general parenting sites that we think are also useful in the context of adoption.
Adoption or Fostering specific sites:
- Adoption UK - National adoption charity who supports adoptive families throughout the UK
- Braveheart Adoption Support - an organisation that focuses on supporting looked after and adopted kids in school. Loads of good advice. And downloadable material.
- Bryan Post’s Great Behaviour Breakdown site - a parenting site, by adoptee, adopters and foster parent, Bryan Post, esp for challenging behaviour.
- Coram and CoramBaaf - CoramBAAF Adoption & Fostering Academy is the leading membership organisation dedicated to improving outcomes for children and young people in care.
- Deborah Grey - of nurturing attachments has her own website, full of good ideas.
- Family Futures - a London-based adoption agency for children aged 3+ who also offer post adoption support services and a variety of training courses.
- First for Adoption - a site dedicated adoption information service for people interested in adopting a child in England.
- Home for Good - a Christian organisation that promotes adoption and fostering; in particular they raise awareness of the need for foster and adoptive parents and encourage families to provide loving homes for the children in care.
- Life Story Works - a social worker and an adopter got together to create a website full of advice.
- Joy Rees on life story work - Rees’ own website focused on life story work. With downloadable examples.
- Mumdrah - single mum about her life with her daughter. In her own words: 'how to mop up pain, outwit rage, and change fate.' Recently she has started a single adopters' blog round up: SiABlo. Brutally honest and insigthful.
- The Open Nest - In two words: Respite care!!! A wonderful organisation.
- PAC-UK - Therapy, advice, support, counselling and training for all those affected by adoption and permanency.
- Parenting Advice for Foster Carers and Adopters PAFCA - a membership website with wide ranging advice)
- Rewire your Future - this is a YouTube link to video by UK GBB trainer Zach Gomm. Lots of short videos with tons of understanding and practical suggestions.
- The Potato Group - parents of traumatised adopted teens organization follow them on Twitter too.
Adoption-friendly parenting sites:
- ChildLine - 0800 1111: get info and advice about a wide range of issues, talk to a counsellor online. You can also send Childline an email or post on the message boards.
National Society for the Protection of Cruelty to Children - The NSPCC is the UK's leading children's charity, preventing abuse and helping those affected to recover