Events - 30 Apr 24

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, 5:50pm to 8pm.

Register for an adoption event here:

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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02 Apr
02/04/2024    
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 [...]
03 Apr
03/04/2024    
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
April (Easter) holiday events for Adopt South West adoptive families Please come and join Sue and Louise from Adopt South West for another relaxed day [...]
03 Apr
03/04/2024    
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
April (Easter) holiday event for Adopt South West adoptive families Kim and Hilary from Adopt South West are looking for families to join them for [...]
03 Apr
03/04/2024    
12:15 pm - 1:30 pm
April (Easter) holiday event for Adopt South West adoptive families Join members of the Adopt South West team on the long walk loop around the [...]
03 Apr
03/04/2024    
1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
April (Easter) holiday event for Adopt South West adoptive families Join members of the Adopt South West team for a walk through the grounds and [...]
03 Apr
03/04/2024    
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 [...]
04 Apr
04/04/2024    
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 [...]
08 Apr
08/04/2024    
10:30 am - 12:45 pm
Kevin and Jo from OrganicARTS have been running their very popular Family Farm Days for the last few years. The session is a morning one [...]
09 Apr
Join Lynne and Sue from Adopt South West for a family walk and talk in Taunton – all welcome. Please bring a picnic lunch/drinks and [...]
10 Apr
10/04/2024    
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 [...]
10 Apr
10/04/2024    
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 [...]
11 Apr
11/04/2024    
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Join Kim and Hilary from Adopt South West who are offering families a half-term Stay and Make Crafting Activity Session. Let's see what fabulous arts [...]
16 Apr
16/04/2024    
10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Understanding the sensory and emotional world of your child The Just Right State parents' programme is a six-session course based on the principles of Sensory [...]
18 Apr
18/04/2024    
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 [...]
18 Apr
18/04/2024    
9:30 am - 12:30 pm
For approved adopters and adopters coming through for approval This is a 10-week virtual course facilitated by Joy Gamble, a Specialist Psychologist (Attachment and Trauma) and [...]
19 Apr
19/04/2024    
9:30 am - 11:30 am
Stay-and-play, brew and chat is a group run by adopters, for adopters. The Friday group A chance to chat to other adopters who get it! [...]
19 Apr
19/04/2024    
10:00 am - 12:15 pm
Making time for yourself is something parents find hard to do. Looking after children, managing a household and fulfilling work commitments can mean that looking [...]
19 Apr
19/04/2024    
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 Apr
22/04/2024    
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 [...]
30 Apr
30/04/2024    
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 [...]
30 Apr
30/04/2024    
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 [...]
02 May
02/05/2024    
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 [...]
03 May
03/05/2024    
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 [...]
03 May
03/05/2024    
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 [...]
03 May
03/05/2024    
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)