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    • Leicester
    • Leicestershire
    • Lincolnshire and Rutland
    • North Lincolnshire
    • Northamptonshire

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Support and E-Learning

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Wherever you are in your adoption journey, it's important to know that the Family Adoption Links team are here to support you.

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Our advice lines and email addresses give you free and easy access to a range of professionals who can answer questions or offer advice and support. Please feel free to contact us using the methods below:

North Lincolnshire
Tel 01724 297024
Email adoption@northlincs.gov.uk

Leicester
Tel 0116 454 4540
Email adoption@leicester.gov.uk

Leicestershire
Tel 0116 3050505
Email adoption@leics.gov.uk

Lincolnshire and Rutland
Tel 01522 554114
Email adoption@lincolnshire.gov.uk

Further Learning

We’ve put together a useful list of websites, podcasts and books that we thought you may find useful. If you come across any more, please let us know.

Websites

First 4 Adoption
Adoption Pay Leave
You Can Adopt

Podcasts

Adopting brothers and sisters with Sinitta
Adopting children with additional needs with David and Carrie Grant
The Adoption (featuring Family Adoption Links Lincolnshire)
LGBTQ adoption

Reading List

Life Story Books for Adopted and Fostered Children, 2nd edition by Rees, Joy

Why Can’t My Child Behave? Empathic Parenting Strategies that Work for Adoptive and Foster Families by Elliot, Amber

Everyday Parenting with Security and Love: Using PACE to Provide Foundations for Attachment by Golding, Kim

Sophie Spikey Has a Very Big Problem: A story about refusing help and needing to be in control (Therapeutic Parenting Books) by Naish, Sarah. Jefferies, Rosie. Farrell, Amy

Building the Bonds of Attachment: Awakening Love in Deeply Traumatized Children by Hughes, Daniel A

Creating Loving Attachments: Parenting with PACE to Nurture Confidence and Security in the Troubled Child by Golding, Kim. Hughes, Daniel A

Parenting a Child with Emotional and Behavioural Difficulties (Parenting Matters) by Hughes, Dan

The A-Z of Therapeutic Parenting (Therapeutic Parenting Books) Naish, Sarah

Rosie Rudey and the Very Annoying Parent: A story about a prickly child who is scared of getting close (Therapeutic Parenting Books) Naish, Sarah. Jefferies, Rosie, Farrell, Amy

Attachment in Common Sense and Doodles: A Practical Guide Silver, Miriam

A Guide to Therapeutic Child Care by Emond, Ruth. Steckley, Laura. Roesch-Marsh, Autumn

Learning the Dance of Attachment by Van Gulden, Holly

Preparing for Adoption: Everything Adopting Parents Need to Know About Preparations, Introductions and the First Few Weeks (Adoption Plus) Davis, Julia

Parenting with Theraplay® by Norris, Vivien. Rodwell, Helen

Charley Chatty and the Wiggly Worry Worm: A story about insecurity and attention-seeking (Therapeutic Parenting Books) by Naish, Sarah. Jefferies, Rosie. Farrell, Amy

Improving Sensory Processing in Traumatized Children by Lloyd, Sarah

Settling Troubled Pupils to Learn: Why Relationships Matter in School by Bomber, Louise Michelle. Hughes, Daniel A

Billy Bramble and The Great Big Cook Off by Donovan, Sally

Charley Chatty and the Disappearing Pennies: A story about lying and stealing (Therapeutic Parenting Books) by Naish, Sarah. Jefferies, Rosie

Life Story Books for Adopted and Fostered Children, 2nd edition by Rees, Joy

Why Can’t My Child Behave? Empathic Parenting Strategies that Work for Adoptive and Foster Families by Elliot, Amber

Our Adoption Adventure: A Family’s Journey Through Infertility, Adoption, and Raising Adopted Kids: A true story: from the agony of infertility to successfully adopting two young children by Carter, Jane (Author). Carter, David (Author)

Welcoming your new brother or sister through adoption by James, Arleta

Parenting with Theraplay: Understanding Attachment and How to Nurture a Closer Relationship with Your Child” (2017) by Norris, Vivien and Rodwell, Helen