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Follow-up and family work

After the adoption, you will also receive support from the City of Helsinki's adoption team. Our post-adoption support social instructors will support your family in your unique parenting situation.

The need for support is individual, and you can consider what kind of support is best suited for your family.

The authorities in the child's country of birth have set a timetable for follow-up on the child's adoption. The post-adoption support social instructors will write reports to the authorities in the child's country of birth.

You can turn to post-adoption support even if the adoption was a long time ago. If you want to consider, for example, your child's daycare, schooling or other matters relating to the child's life, please contact post-adoption support.

We arrange a family club for our adoptive families once a month. The adoptive family club meets at Playground Linja on Friday mornings. Please contact our social instructors for more information and an invitation to the family club.

Adoption counselling is free of charge.

Please contact our post-adoption support:

Social instructor Enni Koskela, tel. +358 9 3104 3090

Social instructor Laura Uusitalo, tel. +358 9 3104 3414


The family club is part of the City of Helsinki Adoption Workgroup's family work.
The family workers of the City of Helsinki Adoption Workgroup organise a family club meant for adoption families living in Helsinki and Vantaa in cooperation with Play park Linja. The club convenes once a month and families can attend for the first two years following the placement of the child. The club's activities are designed so that children and parents attend the club together. The club's programme includes shared music moments and handicrafts, among other activities. Club attendees are also offered a snack during the meetings. New adoptive families are sent an invitation to participate in the club, with the first invitation sent approximately three months after adoption is granted.

Available languages:

Finnish, Swedish, English

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