Events - 7 Nov 23

Our friendly team will answer your questions

Throughout the year, our Adopt South West team members join community events (Pride, Respect Festival and more) across the region to meet people considering adoption, engage with families and promote adoption, while supporting the community. We’d love to see you, please come and say hello!

Meet our team at community events and find out more:

Considering adoption? Join one of our information events today:

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.

If you live in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly, Devon, Plymouth, Somerset or Torbay and are thinking about adopting you can book a place at one of our adoption information events, 5:50pm to 8pm.

Register for an adoption event here:

To note: Our online adoption information events are not for people who are related to the child. These are instead, partner (step-parent) information events – more information about partner events can be found below.

Our information events are often in high demand and the availability of dates will be shown on our Eventbrite booking page.

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 held online, so you get to join from the comfort of your own home!

Partner adoption events

Partner adoption is a way in which you can become the legal parent of your partner’s child or children from previous marriage or relationship. Partner adoption was known as step-parent adoption.

Birth family support

We provide a safe, supportive space for birth parents to meet others with a shared experience of loss, to talk about difficult feelings, and to be supported in moving forward.

For adoptive families, we provide events:

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11:00 AM - Bodmin Pride
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11:00 AM - Plymouth Pride
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28 May
28/05/2024    
10:00 am - 1:00 pm
May half-term school holiday event for Adopt South West adoptive families Join Tyler-Ashleigh from Adopt South West and adoptive families for a walk around a [...]
28 May
28/05/2024    
11:00 am - 12:30 pm
A warm welcome is waiting for you in a safe, supportive space where you can meet others with a shared experience of loss talk about [...]
28 May
28/05/2024    
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
May half-term school holiday event for Adopt South West adoptive families Join Kim and Hilary from Adopt South West who will be hosting a play [...]
04 Jun
04/06/2024    
10:45 am - 12:45 pm
The parent-led support group in Plymouth offers a warm welcome and a cuppa, it’s a face-to-face group for adopters to have a friendly chat and [...]
05 Jun
05/06/2024    
9:30 am - 11:25 am
Available to parents whose child attends a school in the Devon County Council local council area Virtual drop-in sessions with Dr Tom Archer, Education Psychologist, [...]
05 Jun
05/06/2024    
1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
A warm welcome is waiting for you in a safe, supportive space where you can meet others with a shared experience of loss listen and [...]
05 Jun
05/06/2024    
2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
A warm welcome is waiting for you in a safe, supportive space where you can meet others with a shared experience of loss listen and [...]
06 Jun
06/06/2024    
10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Oneline sessions are for one hour at 10am or 11am or midday: Thursday 11 January 2024 Thursday 8 February Thursday 14 March Thursday 9 May Thursday 6 June Thursday 11 July [...]
06 Jun
06/06/2024    
10:00 am - 1:00 pm
The Post-Grad Group is open to adoptive parents who have completed a Therapeutic Parenting Course. The sessions are led by Cas Schneider (who also teaches our [...]
07 Jun
07/06/2024    
10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Available to parents whose child attends a school in the Devon County Council local council area Virtual drop-in sessions with an Education Psychologist, supported by [...]
07 Jun
07/06/2024    
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Join our drop-in coffee morning/support group in the Yeovil area. It is open to all adopters to meet with other adoptive parents and make new [...]
08 Jun
08/06/2024    
11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Come and say hello to our friendly Adopt South West team who are promoting adoption, celebrating diversity, and spreading joy at Exeter Respect Festival. The team [...]
09 Jun
09/06/2024    
11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Come and say hello to our friendly Adopt South West team who are promoting adoption, celebrating diversity, and spreading joy at Exeter Respect Festival. The team [...]
11 Jun
11/06/2024    
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Join our coffee morning/support group in the Taunton area. It is open to all adopters to meet with other adoptive parents and make new friends, [...]
11 Jun
11/06/2024    
7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Bay Deane, psychotherapist and adoptive parent, facilitates these monthly evening online support sessions for adopters and graduates of the therapeutic parenting course. Why not come [...]
12 Jun
12/06/2024    
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Join us for a woodland walk to meet other adoptive parents, develop peer support and get to know colleagues at Adopt South West. Our aim [...]
13 Jun
13/06/2024    
9:30 am - 12:30 pm
Available to parents whose child attends a school in the Devon County Council local council area Virtual drop-in sessions with an Education Psychologist, supported by [...]
15 Jun
15/06/2024    
11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Come and say hello to our friendly Adopt South West team who are promoting adoption and spreading joy at Exmouth Pride!
21 Jun
21/06/2024    
9:30 am - 11:30 am
Stay-and-play, brew and chat is a group run by adopters, for adopters. The Friday group The regular Friday group has changed to twice a month [...]
21 Jun
21/06/2024    
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Join our drop-in coffee morning/support group in the Mendip area. It is open to all adopters to meet with other adoptive parents and make new [...]
22 Jun
22/06/2024    
11:00 am - 6:00 pm
Come and say hello to our friendly Adopt South West team who are promoting adoption and spreading joy at Exmouth Pride!
24 Jun
24/06/2024    
10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Come with queries or aspects of your parenting/family life you’d like some discussion and thoughts about. Or come to join us and become part of [...]
26 Jun
26/06/2024    
8:15 pm - 9:15 pm
Ask the expert: event for parents hosted by FASD Hub South West You asked we listened, not to be missed! Ask the Expert event: Dr [...]
28 Jun
28/06/2024    
10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Available to parents whose child attends a school in the Devon County Council local council area Virtual drop-in sessions with an Education Psychologist, supported by [...]
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Support events for adoptive families are listed below

(Some events re-occur each month and are displayed by the date of the first session)