Support groups

Kent adoption mentoring scheme

Kent Adoption Mentoring Scheme is coordinated by Kent Adoption Service and includes volunteer mentors who are experienced adopted parents from many different backgrounds and family situations including:

  • single child or sibling group adopters
  • same sex or heterosexual couple adopters
  • single parent adopters
  • overseas adopters
  • those who adopt children from a different ethnic group.

Mentors are there to support new adopters through the adoption journey from the time a match is agreed and/or at any time after a child is placed but before the adoption order is granted. They are there to lend a friendly, listening ear and to help think through approaches to challenges, should there be any. It’s an opportunity to talk to a like minded person who is experiencing the same incredible journey in his/her own unique way. This is in addition to the support adopters receive from the social workers involved.

Parent led support groups

AreaFrequencyGroup leadersOpen toInformation
Herne BayMonthly on a FridayAnnie and OllyAll parents

Find out more about the support group by completing our enquiry online form.

Paddock WoodMonthly on a TuesdayTrish and ClaireAll parents
BirchingtonMonthly on a ThursdayTony and JaneAll parents
FolkestoneMonthly on a FridayDeclanAll parents

Parent led family groups

AreaFrequencyGroup leadersOpen toInformation
Oare (Swale)Monthly on a SaturdayJames and JackAll parents and children up to the age of 10

Find out more about the support group by completing our online enquiry form.

AshfordQuartley on a FridayIanLGBT parents and children


For Learning and Development or Support Group information, please call us on 03000 420 508 or email

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