Events

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:

Monday
Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday
Saturday
Sunday
M
T
W
T
F
S
S
27
28
29
2
3
4
6
8
9
10
11
13
15
16
17
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
31
30 Nov
30/11/2023    
10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Due to snow and hazardous conditions in the local area, we have cancelled this support group. Please email Karen Pomfret, Family Practitioner at Adopt South [...]
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 - 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 Dec
05/12/2023    
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 [...]
05 Dec
05/12/2023    
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 [...]
05 Dec
05/12/2023    
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 [...]
07 Dec
07/12/2023    
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 [...]
07 Dec
07/12/2023    
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 [...]
12 Dec
12/12/2023    
7:40 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 [...]
14 Dec
14/12/2023    
10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Virtual sessions are for one hour at 10am or 11am or midday: Thursday 14 December Please book by contacting Roger Prouse who will explain the [...]
18 Dec
18/12/2023    
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
We'd love for you to join us for a Christmas party in Somerset! We'll provide a variety of Christmas-themed crafting activities including, biscuit decorating, face painting, [...]
Events on 30/11/2023
Events on 12/12/2023
Events on 14/12/2023
Events on 18/12/2023

Support events for adoptive families are listed below

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


21 June 2024

Date and time Event
21/06/2024 Devon parent-led group: stay-and-play, brew and chat
21/06/2024 Monthly Friday drop-in support group - Somerset (Shepton Mallet)

22 June 2024

Date and time Event
22/06/2024 Plymouth Pride

24 June 2024

Date and time Event
24/06/2024 Parent support group – South Devon

26 June 2024

Date and time Event
26/06/2024 Ask the Expert: event for parents hosted by FASD Hub South West

28 June 2024

Date and time Event
28/06/2024 Education psychology drop-ins 2024 - North Devon area

1 July 2024

Date and time Event
01/07/2024 Education psychology drop-ins 2024 and 2025 – Exeter/Mid/East Devon

2 July 2024

Date and time Event
02/07/2024 Adopters support group: Plymouth – monthly on Tuesday
02/07/2024 Support group for birth mothers - Somerset (Taunton)

3 July 2024

Date and time Event
03/07/2024 Adopters' Walk – Somerset – Wednesday 3 July