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Join us at our Adoption Information Event on 19/6/24

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Support and E-Learning


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

Tel 0116 454 4540

Tel 0116 3050505

Lincolnshire and Rutland
Tel 01522 554114

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.



First 4 Adoption
Adoption Pay Leave
You Can Adopt



Adopting brothers and sisters with Sinitta

Adopting children with additional needs with David and Carrie Grant

The Adoption (featuring Family Adoption Links Lincolnshire)

Two Dads in London 

LGBTQ adoption

Molly Mama Adopt


Reading List


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

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

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

Adopting a Child by Jenifer Lord

Building the Bonds of Attachment: Awakening Love in Deeply Troubled Children by Daniel A. Hughes

Brain Based Parenting by Dan Hughes & John Bayliss

What Every Parent Needs to Know: The incredible effects of Love, Nurture and Play on your Child’s Development by Margot Sunderland

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

Parenting a Child with Emotional and Behavioural Difficulties by Dan Hughes

Parenting with Pace to Nurture Confidence and Security in the Troubled Child by Dan Hughes and Kim Golding

Re-parenting the Child Who Hurts: A Guide to Healing Developmental Trauma and Attachments by Caroline Archer & Christine Gordon

First Steps in Parenting the Child Who Hurts: Tiddlers and Toddlers by Caroline Archer

Next Steps in Parenting the Child Who Hurts: Tykes and Teens by Caroline Archer

The Whole-Brain Child: 12 Proven Strategies to Nurture Your Child’s Developing Mind by Dr Daniel Siegel & Dr Tina Payne Bryson

Attachment, Trauma and Resilience: Therapeutic Caring for Children by Kate Cairns

The Pink Guide to Adoption for Lesbians and Gay Men by Nicola Hill

Looking After Our Own; The Stories of Black and Asian Adopters edited by Hope Massiah

Related by Adoption; A Handbook for Grandparents and Other Relatives by Heidi Argent

A – Z of Therapeutic Parenting by Sarah Naish

Therapeutic Parenting in a Nutshell by Sarah Naish

Primal Wound by Nancy Verner

What to Expect when you’re Adopting; a practical guide to the decisions and emotions involved in adoption by Dr Ian Palmer

The Unofficial Guide to Adoption by Sally Donovan

No Matter What, an Adoptive Families story of Love, Hope and Healing by Sally Donovan

There’s no such Thing as ‘Naughty’ by Kate Silverton

An Adoption Story by Maria James

Toddler Adoption by Mary Hopkins Best

Bubble Wrapped Children by Helen Oakwater

Nutmeg books; recommended for adopters to use with other children in their families by Judith Foxon

Hints and tips to introductions – co-produced by the Family Adoption Links Adopter Consultation Hub