Events

Get your questions answered by a member of our friendly team

Considering adoption? Book onto one of our events today:

If you would like to attend any of our adoption information sessions (online 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 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.

In her mid-40s, Zelda adopted three children after trying to start a family through IVF and attended an information in person (pre-COVID). All our Adopt South West information events are now being held online, the only difference is that that you get to join from the comfort of your own home!

Our Business Support Team will explain how to join a virtual information session when you book.

For adoptive families, we provide events:

Step-parent adoption events:

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.

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


5 October 2021

Date and time Event
05/10/2021 - 15/03/2022 FULLY BOOKED Therapeutic Parenting: face-to-face course October-March

4 January 2022

Date and time Event
04/01/2022 - 06/12/2022 Education psychology clinics 2022 - Exeter/Mid/East Devon area

7 January 2022

Date and time Event
07/01/2022 - 02/12/2022 Education psychology clinics 2022 - North Devon area

11 January 2022

Date and time Event
11/01/2022 - 06/12/2022 Adopters support group: Plymouth - Monthly on Tuesdays 2022

13 January 2022

Date and time Event
13/01/2022 - 08/12/2022 Education psychology clinics 2022 - South/West Devon area

17 January 2022

Date and time Event
17/01/2022 - 14/03/2022 Mindfulness for adopters - online course - eight weeks

20 January 2022

Date and time Event
20/01/2022 - 03/03/2022 Graduate support group with Dr Cas Schneider - 2022

25 January 2022

Date and time Event
25/01/2022 - 22/03/2022 Virtual parent support group - January (The adopted child and running away)

26 January 2022

Date and time Event
26/01/2022 Information event on siblings and older children - online - Wednesday 26 January

27 January 2022

Date and time Event
27/01/2022 - 28/04/2022 Support group with Dr Jess Parffrey - January, February, March and April