Adoptive parents and families are a vital part of what we do. Even if your child might not be interested in what CACH-ALL has to offer, as a support group, we are very much on hand to guide and help each other. We are conscious that not all adoption journey is going to be positive and so although many of our events are fun in nature, we have since hosted vital workshops and talks to help adoptive parents. Our CACH-ALL Mums and Lads groups provide safe spaces for parents to get advice and help. For more information or signposting for support, please go to Adoptive Parent Resources (members’ only page)
We are conscious that many of our adoptees are now growing up, and so many of our events reflect that. We have hosted talks from Whatever Next? on birth searching, the OLLIE Foundation on mental health in adoptees etc. But that’s not all; a lot of our events are run by our CACH parents. For example, the CACH-ALL mums did the Bath skyline and also arranged a weekend getaway in Liverpool and the CACH-ALL lads met up for a meal together.
If you would love to join in after future events, make sure you don’t miss out by joining our Facebook group
Interested in adopting?
IAC The Centre for Adoption
IAC The Centre for Adoption based in Barnet, London, is the main source of information for those seeking to adopt from overseas.
Currently the IAC has working relationships with six countries:
• People’s Republic of China for placement of special needs children
• The Philippines
• South Africa
Each country had its own set of criteria and requirements, which might include residency and nationality, and you need to contact the IAC directly for up-to-date information.
Department for Education
IAC: The Centre for Adoption
International Adoption Guide
RUKA (Russia – UK Adoption Support Group)
RUKA was set up in 2004 by founder members Cecile, Fenella and Kathy to help families to adopt from Russia, to support the children who have come home and to help maintain cultural links with their birth-place. Since Russia stopped adoptions into the UK the focus of RUKA has been on building strong bonds between the children, the oldest who are now teenagers, and developing friendships among the families.
In the last 2 years, group meetings have been organised by Sara and Jane and consist of an annual weekend in September/October where families meet in the Midlands (to facilitate access from all areas of the UK). The weekend has an outdoor activity day which caters for the different age groups, and back at the hotel cultural activities, meals and swimming, and indoor activities.
Currently our membership stands at 150, with the youngest being three and the oldest 17.Contact Cecile at firstname.lastname@example.org or Jane at email@example.com
China related links
CEDP Chinese Centre www.cedp.org.uk
Charities working in China
Train travel in China www.seat61.com/China.htm
China Women Travel Service www.at0086.com/CWTS