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Quality mark recognises best practice by Adopt South West

We have achieved a prestigious status for our work in finding caring families for children in the region.

Helpful resources to help navigate the holidays and festivities

Parents and Adopt South West team members share resources to navigate the festive season.

The impact of our conference on adopters – “Connecting birth parents”

Karen tells us: “I think the conference really had an impact on many adopters who have looked at their own letterbox agreement, and felt more empathy for birth parents.” Find out how Karen is connecting birth families.

Adopt South West’s Annual report for 2022 to 2023

Our Annual Report for 1 April 2022 to 31 March 2023 has been published. It provides an overview of our services including adoption support, early permanence, improving adoption services, partnership work, recruitment and

“I couldn’t see life without her.” Debbie’s adoption story

This week is National Adoption Week, a week in which we highlight adoption and celebrate the good that it brings, not just for children who are adopted, but also for parents who adopt and their extended families. Parents like Debbie, in Torbay. She adopted her six-year old daughter, Bo, with Adopt South West.

National Adoption Week

Celebrating the generations of adopted people, and the people who support them.

Message from Kath Drescher, Head of Adopt South West

Kath Drescher proudly hands the Adopt South West service over to Amanda White’s leadership, in the knowledge of the committed hard-working staff, and families she will work with to support all our adoptive families going forward.

Book your free ticket for our adopter conference!

If you have worries around birth families and contact, please use this opportunity to think together, offer reassurance, and ask your questions about contact and your family.