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* 1. When were you approved as a prospective adopter(s). If this was more than once, it would be helpful if you indicate all the dates:

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* 2. When was your child(ren) placed for adoption. Again record all the dates, if more than once.

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* 3. When was the Adoption Order(s) made?

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* 4. Was Sunderland Adoption Team your assessing  / approval agency?

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* 5. Is there anything you would change about the assessing / approval process?  If yes, what would this be?

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* 6. During the matching process, did you have the opportunity to meet with all the relevant people / professionals involved?   If no, who did you not meet?

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* 7. Do you feel you were provided with all the relevant information you required?

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* 8. Were you offered a buddy link for support, during the assessment, matching or early placement stages?  If yes, was this helpful to you?

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* 9. Would you like to be a buddy for prospective adopters at these stages, to offer support to them?

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* 10. Are you involved in a postbox arrangement? If yes, does this work well for you?   

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* 11. How can we help you if you're not involved in a postbox arrangement?

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* 12. Do you receive invites to activities, events and support groups?

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* 13. If you would like to receive this information please provide your contact details below:

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* 14. Do you have areas of interest for topics for support groups? If so, please detail here?

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* 15. Do you receive the newsletter?  If not, would you like to receive it?   

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* 16. Would you like to contribute to the newsletter, for example about your experiences? Please provide details below:

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* 17. Has your family ever received intervention with any adoption support issues?  If yes, was this the Sunderland Adoption Team?

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* 18. Was an adoption support assessment and plan completed?

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* 19. Did your family receive any further support or intervention?  If yes, was the intervention from a worker in the adoption team or from another professional / therapist or both? Please select from answers below:

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* 20. Did this intervention meet the needs of your family?

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* 21. Based on your overall experience of adoption support services; would you recommend to others that they seek adoption support, if required?

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* 22. Thank you for your time. If you have any questions or would like to contribute further, for example to newsletters or by being a buddy, please provide your contact details below and a member of Sunderland Adoption Team will contact you.

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