You Can Adopt

National Adoption Week

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

Finding adopters for children who wait the longest for a permanent home 

Children with a disability wait nine months longer to be adopted from care than children without a disability

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. 

Now is the time to adopt

We want to highlight our children in care who can wait the longest to be adopted. Children with disabilities can wait the longest to be adopted, on average spending more

National Adoption Week 2022: identity

It’s National Adoption Week (17 to 23 October) and we are recognising the significance of identity for those children who are adopted as they mature into adulthood. Watch the brilliant new emotional short film.

‘A Life Less Ordinary’ national adoption campaign

Adopters are in greatest need for brother and sister groups, older children, those with additional needs and children from ethnic minority backgrounds.

Our new campaign highlights children who wait the longest to be adopted

Our new eye-opening campaign has shed a light onto how long some children in care can wait before becoming adopted.

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).