Events

Get your questions answered by a member of our friendly team

Considering adoption? Book onto one of our events today:

If you would like to attend any of our adoption information sessions (online virtually), please let us know you will be coming. Complete our online form, call 0345 155 1076 or email adoptsouthwest@devon.gov.uk and we will confirm the details with you.

You can also sign up to receive email alerts about future events for potential adopters.

Before starting your adoption journey, please attend one of our information events. They are a great way to find out more about adoption. 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.

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 now being held online, the only difference is that that you get to join from the comfort of your own home!

Our Business Support Team will explain how to join a virtual information session when you book.

For adoptive families, we provide:

Step-parent adoption

Before making your application you must attend a step-parent adoption information session.

Step-parent adoption is a way in which you can become the legal parent of your partner’s child or children from a previous marriage or relationship.

Due to the current coronavirus (COVID-19) situation, we are now able to offer our step-parent information sessions virtually. Please contact the team who will book you onto the next available date.

 

All events are listed below


30 November 2021

Date and time Event
30/11/2021 Life story session: virtual 30 November 2021

2 December 2021

Date and time Event
02/12/2021 Graduate support group with Dr Cas Schneider - 2 December

3 December 2021

Date and time Event
03/12/2021 Education psychology clinic December - North Devon area

7 December 2021

Date and time Event
07/12/2021 Education psychology clinic December - Exeter/Mid/East Devon area
07/12/2021 Adopters support group: Plymouth - Tuesday 7 December

14 December 2021

Date and time Event
14/12/2021 Life story session: virtual 14 December 2021

15 December 2021

Date and time Event
15/12/2021 Information event - online - Wednesday 15 December

16 December 2021

Date and time Event
16/12/2021 Education psychology clinic December - South/West Devon area
16/12/2021 Support group with Dr Jess Parffrey - Thursday 16 December

10 January 2022

Date and time Event
10/01/2022 Eight-week Mindfulness course makes a comeback!