‘A family life for everyone’
Family Routes provides a range of support and counselling services to those affected by adoption and fertility issues. It is an independent charity with five distinct services, including TESSA.
TESSA exists to listen, support, enable and understand.
TESSA stands for Therapeutic, Education and Support Services in Adoption.
We are a project aimed at supporting families across Northern Ireland who have at least one child between the ages of two and eighteen years old, who has been adopted. We are funded by the National Lottery Community Fund, as part of their Reaching Out Support Families initiative.
TESSA is a Family Routes project.
TESSA is currently funded by the National Lottery Community Fund.
You can self refer or you can be referred by your post-adoption team via our contact details.
To self refer, please complete the Referral Form and Equality Monitoring Form below, or visit our Services page for more details.
We also offer a 6-week programme for adopters on the impact of childhood trauma.
Love and Rage is delivered in-person and online and runs frequently throughout the year.
In the first instance we ask you to call us to explore what therapies are most suitable to your needs. We can also discuss the benefits of the accredited Love and Rage programme.
Please call: 028 9046 9211
Following the initial phone call we might ask you to complete a referral form, but this will be discussed on the call.