I am trained in adoption support work through Barnardo’s, a Registered Adoption Agency. Any Counsellor that undertakes Adoption work must be with a registered agency or themselves must be a Registered Ofsted Agency. This registration is a requirement of the 2005 Adoption Support Agency Regulations which stipulate that work undertaken by any counsellor, where the focus is adoption, must be through an adoption agency or an adoption support agency.
Adoption counselling is for anyone who is adopted, or who has given up a child for adoption, however long ago. It could also be for relatives, families or anyone that has adoption issues.