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

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.

FASD Awareness Month: Do you feel like you need a magic wand?

What is the ‘Right to Choose’?

Call us on Monday, Wednesday and Fridays

Don’t forget, our advice and support line opening hours are now: Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 9am to 1pm on 0345 155 1076

One, two, three or more?

Now in its 11th year, LGBTQ+ Adoption & Fostering Week 2023 (Monday 6 March to Sunday 12 March) remains the only campaign to focus on LGBTQ+ people. LGBTQ+ adoptive parents

Adoption, it’s a family thing

You might expect the Head of a regional adoption agency to be proud of the work they and their team do, but for Kath Drescher, Head of Adopt South West, adoption has been her life. 

Tip for families for the holidays

Lots of adopted children find the heightened excitement and the change in routine to cause extreme stress and anxiety, which can show itself as difficult behaviour. Here are some tips from us to make Christmas easier.

Is sleep a struggle?

As an adoptive parent, is sleep a struggle for your child? We know how difficult this time of year can be as the clock changes and the loss of light moves routines, medication time slips and the slightest routine change at home and school can have a massive impact on sleep and regulation.