Peer Support Group

Adoptive parents repeatedly tell us the value of having the opportunity to speak with other adoptive parents. Hearing the experiences of others who have already gone through the process or have had experienced similar feelings or issues is invaluable.

We have therefore developed our Peer Support Group, giving our adoptive parents a regular opportunity to get together in a variety of both formal and informal settings.

Our groups so far have covered topics such as the process of being matched and introduced to your child, what to expect in the initial stages of placement and engaging in letterbox contact (sending letters) with birth parents.

Anyone who is in the process of applying to adopt or has previously adopted through St Margarets is welcome to attend.  Should you be interested in attending, please speak to your worker or contact the office.

To date feedback from the participants of the group has been very positive and the group has gone from strength to strength.

“It was useful to chat with other adopters at different stages and hear their advice”

St Margaret's Client

“It was great being able to share our positive experience with others and help put their minds at ease”.

St Margaret's Client

“The peer group meetings provide opportunities to speak to other adopters at various stages in the process. It is good to do this before, during and after adoption as the questions you want to ask, change over this period as you go through the various stages”.

St Margaret's Client

'I thought the Peer Support Groups were excellent. Engaging with people who are further through the process was very helpful and gave us all a real insight into the exciting, emotional and no doubt occasionally difficult times ahead”.

St Margaret's Client

“It was great being able to share our positive experience with others and help put their minds at ease”.

St Margaret's Client

“The open and honest talks from the people who had already adopted and their willingness to answer questions was really helpful”

St Margaret's Client

“The opportunity to meet other parents in similar circumstances is great, plus the availability of St Margaret’s staff in an informal setting is good”

St Margaret's Client

“The opportunity to meet other parents in similar circumstances is great, plus the availability of St Margaret’s staff in an informal setting is good”

St Margaret's Client

“It was great to listen to other people in the same position and hear from those who have gone through the process. Highly insightful”

St Margaret's Client

“Found it very useful. People in similar circumstances with things to watch out for and coping mechanisms”

St Margaret's Client

Adoption Week Scotland

During Adoption Week Scotland 20th – 27th November 2017 we would like to invite anyone interested in adoption to come along and speak to us at any of the following events.
Monday 20th – Thursday 23rd November: Our office will be open to anyone wishing to pop in for a cup of tea and a chat with one of our adoption workers. Friday 24th November: 10am – 3pm: An experienced adopter will be available in our office to speak to anyone who would like to hear more about her experience of adoption. We are based at 26 Newton Place, Glasgow G3 7PY. There is no need to make a prior appointment before coming along on any of these days. Wednesday 22nd November – 4pm – 7pm: St Margaret’s staff will be in attendance at the AWS2017 Roadshow in Renfield St Stephen’s Centre, 260 Bath Street, Glasgow.