Fostering and adoption blogs
Stories and advice from our foster carers, adopters and Action for Children staff
Diary of an adopter: Meeting our children for the first time
The first time we met the boys was a day we’ll never forget. It was the day we became a family
How the adoption matching process supports finding families for children
Meet one of Action for Children's adoption managers, Debbie. Learn about what happens during the matching phase of adoption, and how it helps children find their forever families.
Support for adopters: Theraplay activities for children
What is Theraplay and how does it help adopters and their children? Learn more about Action for Children's adoption support group
What to expect from adoption support groups: Polyvagal theory
By understanding Polyvagal theory and trauma in children, adopters can adapt their approach. They’ll learn techniques to build trust with their children.
Fostering and adoption: which one is right for me?
Although the process for fostering and adoption are similar, there's also differences. Learn more about how fostering and adoption works
2020 highlights from our adoptive families
In 2020, many of our adopters have been able to find silver linings in lockdown and connect in new ways with their adopted children
"Are they settled in yet?": Zara's adoption story
Moving to a new home can be traumatic for adopted children. And when it comes to settling in, every family is different. This is Zara’s story