Devon parent-led group: stay-and-play, brew and chat

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 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 events:

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.

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. Partner adoption was known as step-parent adoption. 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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26 Feb
26/02/2024    
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 [...]
01 Mar
01/03/2024    
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 [...]
01 Mar
01/03/2024    
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 [...]
05 Mar
05/03/2024    
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 [...]
05 Mar
05/03/2024    
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 Mar
05/03/2024    
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 [...]
06 Mar
06/03/2024    
5:50 pm - 8:00 pm
Considering adoption? Register to join one of our online adoption information events. You can talk to adoption social workers and families who’ve adopted, watch a [...]
07 Mar
07/03/2024    
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 [...]
07 Mar
07/03/2024    
10:00 am - 1:00 pm
The Post-Grad Group is open to any adoptive parents, whether you have completed a Therapeutic Parenting Course or not, who would simply like to access [...]
12 Mar
12/03/2024    
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Join our drop-in coffee morning/support group in the Taunton area. It is open to all adopters to meet with other adoptive parents and make new [...]
12 Mar
12/03/2024    
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 [...]
13 Mar
13/03/2024    
1:30 pm - 2:30 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 [...]
14 Mar
14/03/2024    
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 [...]
15 Mar
15/03/2024    
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 [...]
20 Mar
20/03/2024    
5:50 pm - 8:00 pm
Considering adoption? Register to join one of our online adoption information events. You can talk to adoption social workers and families who’ve adopted, watch a [...]
25 Mar
25/03/2024    
9:00 am - 12:00 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 Mar
26/03/2024    
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 [...]
26 Mar
26/03/2024    
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 [...]
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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)


When

15/12/2023    
9:30 am - 11:30 am

Event Type

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 at 9:30am to 11:30am.

A chance to chat to other adopters who get it! It’s open to adoptive parents who don’t usually attend groups. Come along with or without children. There’s a lovely play area inside and outdoor space.

  • First and third Friday of the month at 9:30am to 11:30am in person
  • Location: Exeter, Devon. Refer to our newsletter or ask when booking
  • September
  • October
    November 3 and 17
  • December 1 and 15

2024

  • January 5 and 19
  • February 2 and 23
  • March 8 and 22

How to book: To join and for location details, please contact Karen Pomfret at Adopt South West.