Events

If you want to know more about adoption, come along and meet us

Considering adoption? Book onto one of our events today:

If you would like to attend any of our adoption information sessions (virtually), please let us know you will be coming. Complete our online form, call 0345 155 1076 or email adoptsouthwest@devon.gov.uk and we will confirm the location details with you.

You can also sign up to receive email alerts about future events for potential adopters.

Before starting your adoption journey, please attend one of our information events. They are a great way to find out more about adoption. You can talk to adoption social workers and families who’ve adopted, watch a presentation, find out more about the application process, and get your questions answered.

We are now holding information sessions virtually and our Business Support Team will be contacting people who are booked to take part in a virtual information session. Our Adopt South West Business Support colleagues will advise prospective adopters when they make their enquiries.

For adoptive families, we provide:

Step-parent adoption

Before making your application you must attend a step-parent adoption information session.

Step-parent adoption is a way in which you can become the legal parent of your partner’s child or children from a previous marriage or relationship. Find out more.

Update 16 June 2020:

Due to the current coronavirus (COVID-19) situation, we are now able to offer our step-parent information sessions virtually. Please contact the team who will book you onto the next available date.

All events are listed below


16 April 2020

Date and timeEvent
16/04/2020 - 01/11/2020 Step-parent adoption information session: virtual

22 July 2020

Date and timeEvent
22/07/2020 - 21/09/2020 Educational psychology workshop via Zoom

10 August 2020

Date and timeEvent
10/08/2020 - 07/09/2020 Mindfulness course (4-week) on Monday mornings

12 August 2020

Date and timeEvent
12/08/2020 Information event - virtual

14 August 2020

Date and timeEvent
14/08/2020 - 04/09/2020 Mindfulness course (4-week) on Friday mornings

18 August 2020

Date and timeEvent
18/08/2020 Information event - virtual

28 August 2020

Date and timeEvent
28/08/2020 Information event - virtual

7 September 2020

Date and timeEvent
07/09/2020 Information event - virtual

8 September 2020

Date and timeEvent
08/09/2020 Information event - virtual

18 September 2020

Date and timeEvent
18/09/2020 Information event - virtual
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