You Can Adopt

Let’s talk about adoption

A new survey has revealed that a third of people in the South West find adoption difficult to talk about and 80 per cent say they don’t have a good understanding of how to start the process.  It’s worrying news for our local adoption agencies, Adopt South West and Families for Children, who need to find forever families to change their lives of nearly 60 children in the South West, as they prepare to mark National Adoption Week 2021 (18 – 24 October).  

We need families for brothers and sisters who need to stay together

Just under half of children waiting for adoption are in family groups of two or more with 20 groups waiting in Devon, Plymouth, Somerset and Torbay. Latest figures show there are currently 2,020 children waiting to be adopted in England and, of those, 44% are in family groups of two or more.