Events - 14 Nov 23

Get your questions answered by a member of our friendly team

Considering adoption? Join one of our 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 Devon, Plymouth, Somerset or Torbay and are thinking about adopting you can book a place at one of our events:

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

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

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. Currently Adopt South West is currently reviewing its practice and process about Non-Agency/Partner Adoption so there will be a change in process. Please continue to check our website for further details.

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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02 Nov
02/11/2023    
10:00 am - 1:00 pm
The Post Grad Group is open to any parents who have completed a Therapeutic Parenting Course. The sessions are led by Cas Schneider (who also teaches our [...]
02 Nov
02/11/2023    
10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Virtual sessions are for one hour at 10am or 11am or midday: Thursday 2 November Please book by contacting Roger Prouse who will explain the [...]
03 Nov
03/11/2023    
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 [...]
03 Nov
03/11/2023    
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 [...]
03 Nov
03/11/2023    
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 [...]
07 Nov
07/11/2023    
9:30 am - 12:30 pm
Available to parents whose child attends a school in the Devon County Council local council area Our virtual drop-in sessions with an Education Psychologist, supported [...]
07 Nov
07/11/2023    
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 [...]
09 Nov
09/11/2023    
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 [...]
14 Nov
14/11/2023    
1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Join us for a lunchtime walk in Taunton meet other adoptive parents, develop peer support and get to know Adopt South West. We hope to [...]
14 Nov
14/11/2023    
7:40 pm - 9:00 pm
Bay Deane, psychotherapist and adoptive parent, facilitates these monthly evening online support sessions for adopters. Why not come along and join this supportive, friendly group? [...]
16 Nov
16/11/2023    
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
This online workshop will help you think practically about how you can support your child to be calmer. It will cover the different regulatory systems [...]
16 Nov
16/11/2023    
7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Thank you for your interest. This popular course is now fully booked. This model of therapeutic parenting is well established and we always receive fantastic [...]
17 Nov
17/11/2023    
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 [...]
17 Nov
17/11/2023    
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 [...]
21 Nov
21/11/2023    
9:30 am - 12:30 pm
Available to parents whose child attends a school in the Devon County Council local council area Our virtual drop-in sessions with an Education Psychologist, supported [...]
21 Nov
21/11/2023    
10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Virtual sessions are for one hour at 10am or 11am or midday: Tuesday 21 November Please book by contacting Roger Prouse who will explain the [...]
30 Nov
30/11/2023    
10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Support group with Karen Pomfret, Family Practitioner at Adopt South West. Come with queries or aspects of your parenting/family life you'd like some discussion and [...]
01 Dec
01/12/2023    
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 [...]
01 Dec
01/12/2023    
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 [...]
01 Dec
01/12/2023    
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 [...]
Events on 09/11/2023
Events on 30/11/2023

Support events for adoptive families are listed below

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