Dedicated to and passionate about adoption excellence.
Here at Family Adoption Links Leicestershire we have a dedicated and passionate team who are here to support you all the way through your adoption journey.
We are here to talk you through the options and things to consider if you are thinking about adoption. We’ll provide lots of information, advice and our useful Adoption Information event to help you to decide when the best time for you to start the adoption journey will be.
Our experienced team will guide you through the assessment process, providing comprehensive training and mentoring to help you grow your knowledge and confidence in adoption. In turn, this will give you the best chance possible of being approved as adopters and finding the right child for you.
Working with our Assessment team, our Family Finding team will understand, through your assessment, your potential strengths and abilities as potential adopters and aim to find the ideal match for you. As part of Family Adoption Links, all partner Local Authorities work together, pooling our adopters and children who are waiting to provide a better choice and well-matched placement of children with adopters.
Family Adoption Links hold free, monthly and online Information Events to give you the opportunity to find out everything you need to know about adoption and enjoy a unique opportunity to hear from and ask questions from people who have already adopted.
Adoption support needs to be life-long and at Family Adoption Links Leicestershire, we offer support to our adopters for as long as it is needed. Our team includes therapists, experienced social workers and support staff, all of whom will be there for you and your adopted child whatever life may bring.
You can call the Post-adoption helpline on 0116 305 1126, which is open every Wednesday 9am-12pm, for support and advice or to talk to someone about how you are feeling. If they’re not able to provide all the support and advice you need they’ll be able to signpost you to other services. Alternatively, you can contact us by email and we will endeavor to get back to you within 5 working days.
As an Adoption Service in England, we are required to produce a written Statement of Purpose each year which sets out details of our services and how we will meet our commitment to providing high-quality care and support for our children, young people, and adopters.
Covering the whole of the county, this peer support group often meet for picnics, walks and cake! They also run activities for children and young people. Previous activities have included forest school, archery, climbing and kayaking. LAFS also offers virtual support and information to members and has a large, supportive and secure social media group. If you’d like to get involved simply send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org mentioning the name of your Social Worker.