Contact after adoption

This open access website provides resources for practitioners in making evidence-informed post-adoption contact plans and supporting birth relatives and adopters through contact and planning for their child.

The type and frequency of contact a child has with their birth family needs careful consideration and planning, and should be determined by the needs and best interests of the child, both in the long and short term.

This open access website provides resources for practitioners in making evidence-informed post-adoption contact plans and supporting birth relatives and adopters through contact and planning for their child.

The resources cover:

Each section contains:

  • Research briefings and practical tools for training and working with families.

  • Exercises and case studies to consolidate learning.

  • Video and audio testimonies from children, birth and adoptive families on contact and support.

These resources are open access.

Access the contact after adoption learning resources.