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Adoption and Fostering
Adoption UK
Run by adoptive parents for adoptive parents and long term foster carers. It provides information, support and advice and also advertises children needing homes.

The Adoption Information Line
Provides information for prospective adopters and foster carers and features children needing homes.

Provides information on adoption and fostering as well as producing Be My Parent - a monthly newsletter featuring children needing families.

General Parenting
Parenting without Tears
Advice and information on a range of parenting topics.

Grief and Loss
Child Bereavement Trust
Support for families who have lost a child and children who have lost a parent, sibling or significant other person.

Winston's Wish
Help and support for bereaved children.

Special Needs - General
Support for parents of children with life-threatening conditions

Contact a Family
Offers a wealth of information and support to parents of children with special needs and links together families in similar situations.

A Special Child in the Family
The complete text of my book for parents of children with special needs. Covers a wide range of topics including many that are often avoided.

Special Needs - Specific Conditions
Asthma - The National Asthma Campaign

Ataxia (Friedreich's Ataxia and similar conditions)

Autism - The National Autistic Society  

Brittle Bone Society

Cerebral Palsy - Scope

Cleft lip and palate - CLAPA

Cystic Fibrosis Trust

Deaf-blind and rubella disabled - SENSE

Deafsign - a sign language resource

Diabetes UK

Down's Syndrome Association  

Dyslexia Action

Haemophilia Society

Hearing problems - National Deaf Children's Society

Heart problems - Children's Heart Foundation

Kidney problems - the National Kidney Federation

Learning disabilities - MENCAP  

Leukaemia Research Fund

Metabolic diseases - Climb

Muscular Dystrophy Campaign

Speech problems - AFASIC

Spina Bifida - SHINE

Vision problems - RNIB



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