Events

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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04 Jan
04/01/2024    
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 [...]
05 Jan
05/01/2024    
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 [...]
09 Jan
09/01/2024    
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 [...]
09 Jan
09/01/2024    
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 [...]
09 Jan
09/01/2024    
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 [...]
09 Jan
09/01/2024    
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 [...]
11 Jan
11/01/2024    
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 [...]
11 Jan
11/01/2024    
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 [...]
12 Jan
12/01/2024    
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 [...]
17 Jan
17/01/2024    
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 talk about [...]
19 Jan
19/01/2024    
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 [...]
23 Jan
23/01/2024    
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 [...]
25 Jan
25/01/2024    
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Our Therapeutic Parenting online evening course is now fully booked. Please keep checking our Adopt South West website events for future Therapeutic Parenting Courses, and [...]
29 Jan
29/01/2024    
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 Feb
01/02/2024    
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 [...]
02 Feb
02/02/2024    
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 [...]
02 Feb
02/02/2024    
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 [...]
02 Feb
02/02/2024    
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)