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We Are Family

We Are Family is a peer to peer support community by adopters, for adopters. They support families throughout their adoption journey. Online and in person, parents’ groups, events, resources and talks offer mutual support, information and inspiration to adopters and those considering adoption.


Support for adoptive families

We Are Family believe that by coming together, sharing experience and understanding, adopters can help each other to thrive. Founded and led by adoptive parents, We Are Family reflects and responds to its members, helping them navigate the challenges and joys that adoption brings.

We Are Family partner with Adopt London to provide WAF Talks, the successful webinar programme for adoptive parents. Specialist webinars run for We Are Family members throughout the year and can be watched back at any time after the event through the Member Hub.

Membership is free and open to families from Stage One of the UK adoption process and anyone who has had a child placed or adopted (check to see which level of membership you are eligible for). To join WAF Talks live or watch any of the talks on demand, as well as to access support groups and resources please join here. If you are already a member and want to register for a talk login here.

WAF Talks sessions take a break

There are no WAF Talks scheduled for August. We Are Family will be back in September with some insightful sessions for the rest of the year, including:

  • Support for families with SEND children, 8 September 2022 and
  • PAC-UK services on 22 September

More details to follow.


In the meantime, you can catch up with the Adoption Shared series – a selection of podcasts hosted by Eddie Elliot.

WAF Talks Webinars

Since the COVID19 pandemic, We Are Family has hosted a number of evening online sessions with adoption experts; adopters, adoptees, therapists and professionals, tackling and discussing a range of subjects. These include education, trans-racial adoption, the impact of past trauma, contact and much more. Members are welcome to take part in the Q&A, or just listen in, but many agree on how valuable the sessions are and the benefits they feel just being part of this safe and supportive community.

‘It was such a rich session as it offered multiple perspectives. I would love to listen to the recording later as a refresher of all the great tips offered.’ WAF Talks: How adoption has shaped my life with Charlie – 9 June 2022

‘Such a professional and well presented webinar – great presenters and a great organisation. THANK YOU.’ WAF Talks: FASD Awareness – Recent changes and how it might affect your family – 12 May 2022

‘Incredibly informative. Julie is an inspirational educator.’ WAF Talks: Contact Updates with Julie Young – April 2022

‘Strengthened and renewed my belief in myself and my capacity to know and support my son and belief in my son.’ WAF Talks: SEND VCB with Yvonne Newbold

‘Just great to find out about the team and how they support/understand.’ WAF Talks: Adopt London East, North, South and West – March 2022



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