Adopting with Existing Children

Adopting with Existing Children

Adopting when you have children already in the family poses unique challenges.

This course is available for prospective adopters in Stage 1 with CCS Adoption, and in Stage 2 with other agencies.

During this training we will explore:

  • The potential impact on ourselves being both birth parents and adopters, and/or adopters second time around
  • The potential impact on existing children and how to anticipate and manage this
  • How to parent children with differing backgrounds and needs, and why this may mean combining different parenting styles
  • Methods, techniques and approaches
  • How to prepare your children and wider family for the new arrival
  • Sibling dynamics
  • How introductions may work


This training will be facilitated by Jane Thompson (CCS Adoption Training Officer and adoptive parent), an adoptive parent who also has a birth child, and a CCS Social Worker.

Price: £50 per household (using 1 screen on Zoom).

Booking: please email


11th May 2022


10:00 am - 2:00 pm




Jane Thompson


Jane Thompson
0117 955 8826

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