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:

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10:00 AM - Truro Pride
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30 Jul
30/07/2024    
10:30 am - 12:30 pm
Kevin and Jo from OrganicARTS have been running their very popular Family Farm Days for the last few years. It with great pleasure that they [...]
31 Jul
31/07/2024    
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
Summer holiday event for Adopt South West adoptive families Adopt South West team members would like to invite families to join them for a fun-packed [...]
01 Aug
01/08/2024    
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 [...]
06 Aug
06/08/2024    
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
Summer holiday events for Adopt South West adoptive families Please come and join Sue and Louise from Adopt South West for another relaxed day of [...]
07 Aug
07/08/2024    
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Summer school holiday event for Adopt South West adoptive families Join Kim and Hilary from our Adopt South West team and adoptive families for a [...]
07 Aug
07/08/2024    
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
Summer holiday events for Adopt South West adoptive families Please come and join Sue and Louise from Adopt South West for another relaxed day of [...]
08 Aug
08/08/2024    
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 [...]
08 Aug
08/08/2024    
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 [...]
08 Aug
08/08/2024    
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Summer holiday event for Adopt South West adoptive families Join Mandy and Tyler from our Adopt South West team for a walk in the grounds [...]
08 Aug
08/08/2024    
10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Online 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 [...]
13 Aug
The usual coffee morning/support group in the Taunton area is meeting up for a family walk and picnic. It is open to all adopters with [...]
13 Aug
13/08/2024    
11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Summer holiday event for Adopt South West teens! Kim from Adopt South West invites young adopted people, secondary school age, to an Outdoors Activity Centre [...]
16 Aug
16/08/2024    
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Summer school holiday event for Adopt South West adoptive families Join Tyler and Becca from Adopt South West and adoptive families for a forest walk. [...]
21 Aug
21/08/2024    
10:30 am - 12:30 pm
Summer holiday event for Adopt South West adoptive families Join Alice and Emma from our Adopt South West team for a walk in a large [...]
26 Aug
26/08/2024    
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 [...]
27 Aug
27/08/2024    
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Summer holiday event for Adopt South West adoptive families Join Jan and Natalie from our Adopt South West team for a walk in the woods. [...]
31 Aug
31/08/2024    
10:00 am - 7:00 pm
Come and say hello to our friendly Adopt South West team who are promoting adoption and spreading joy at Exmouth Pride!
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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)


19 July 2024

Date and time Event
19/07/2024 Devon parent-led group: stay-and-play, brew and chat
19/07/2024 Monthly Friday drop-in support group - Somerset (Shepton Mallet)

30 July 2024

Date and time Event
30/07/2024 Family Farm Day - Tuesday 30 July

31 July 2024

Date and time Event
31/07/2024 Summer family activity fun day - Somerset - Wednesday 31 July

1 August 2024

Date and time Event
01/08/2024 Post-Grad Support Group with Cas Schneider - 2024

6 August 2024

Date and time Event
06/08/2024 Equine Family Fun Day - Somerset - Tuesday 6 August

7 August 2024

Date and time Event
07/08/2024 Equine Family Fun Day - Somerset - Wednesday 7 August
07/08/2024 Trail and picnic – Wiltshire - Wednesday 7 August

8 August 2024

Date and time Event
08/08/2024 Education psychology drop-ins 2024 – South/West Devon area
08/08/2024 Education psychology drop-ins 2024 – South/West Devon area