Adopting a child

If you're thinking about adopting, the following pages will provide you with all the information you need about how to make it happen. It’s easier than you think!

Coronavirus (COVID-19)

We are looking closely at how we can support our adopters over the forthcoming days and weeks.
As the situation develops we will increase our offer of virtual support, while keeping things running as normally as possible. For more information visit our coronavirus updates page.

Can I adopt?

If you can provide a loving, permanent and secure home for a child, we want to hear from you. You don’t have to be perfect!

The adoption process

It’s easier than you think! We’ve provided a brief outline of the process to help you understand a bit more about what to expect.

Fostering for adoption

Could you foster a baby or toddler with the possibility of adoption?

Adoption stories

Adoption can change lives, for everyone involved. Read about some of own adopters inspiring journeys.

ITV Westcountry news feature about adoptionJamie Baulch-15Nov Adoption feature on ITV Westcountry news with Jamie Baulch and Kath Drescher from Adopt South West

ITV Westcountry news on adoption with Jamie Baulch and Kath Drescher from Adopt South West

ITV feature with three adopted sisters Adoption feature on ITV Westcountry news with local adoptive family of three and adoption agencies

Ann Marie adopted three sisters who also touch on the neglect and trauma that they’ve suffered and what adoption means to them

Myth busting

There are many misconceptions about who can and can’t adopt so we’re here to help you separate adoption fact from fiction!

Adopting a child

Myth busting

Contact us

If there's anything that you want to find out more about or have decided that you are ready to begin your adoption journey then we would love to hear from you.

Come along to an information event

Our regular events are a great way to discover more about adoption, talk to our social workers and families who’ve adopted and get your questions answered.