Support & Resource Organisations

Adoption UK is the leading charity providing support, awareness and understanding for those parenting or supporting children who cannot live with their birth parents.

Adoption UK
(at Groundwork)
63-75 Duncairn Gardens
BT15 2GB

To get in touch, call 028 9077 5211

Adoption UK in Northern Ireland currently runs support groups in the following areas:

  • Antrim
  • Belfast
  • Coleraine
  • Enniskillen/Omagh
  • Foyle
  • Dungannon
  • Newry/Banbridge
  • North Down
  • South Down (Lisburn)


Scottish Attachment in Action (SAIA)
is committed to promoting better experiences of attachment in order to effect positive changes in policy and practice in education, care and health.

Beacon House
is an integrated mental health and occupational therapy service offering a range of assessments and therapies for children, families, and adults. http//

Post Adoption Centre UK
provides specialist therapy, advice, support, counselling & training for all affected by adoption and permanency 

are all about “building better relationships”—family relationships through Theraplay treatment, classroom relationships through Sunshine Circles, community relationships through our professional networking and educational services program, international relationships through our chartered affiliates in Finland and our international associations in many other countries.

Irish Attachment in Action. IAIA
is a professional interest group committed to promoting a greater awareness and understanding of attachment theory in Ireland, with the aim of creating more positive experiences of attachment for children and helping to inform health and social policy and education.

Developing a Growth Mindset for Children
Help your children develop the mindset they need to live their dreams.

Positive Parenting. Child Development. Inspiration
Research Based parenting Tips.

Keeping kids safe online

National Organisation for Foetal Alcohol Syndrome UK

Dedicated to supporting people affected by FASD

Foetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders Ireland

FASD Ireland was set up by a group of carers in Ireland who have had contact with children with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders

Foetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders Ireland

The FASD Trust was started in January 2007 in response to the growing number of requests for information being received by the adoptive parents of a child diagnosed as having FASD (Foetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders).

Living with and loving a child who carries trauma pain through their daily life is a humbling and exhausting experience.


They are brave warriors whose strength and ability to keep going, even when the world feels dangerous and frightening is incredible to be part of.  It also means day to day life is demanding, unusual, chaotic, scary, rewarding and at times bizarrely funny.

We support and facilitate child raising rooted in connection and empathy

The mission of Echo is to educate parents and service professionals about trauma and resilience in order to prevent retraumatization, resolve individual and community-level trauma, and create the safe, stable, nurturing relationship that break the cycle of generational trauma and allow us to heal.