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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26 Feb
26/02/2024    
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 Mar
01/03/2024    
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 [...]
01 Mar
01/03/2024    
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 [...]
05 Mar
05/03/2024    
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 [...]
05 Mar
05/03/2024    
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 [...]
06 Mar
06/03/2024    
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 [...]
07 Mar
07/03/2024    
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 [...]
07 Mar
07/03/2024    
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 [...]
12 Mar
12/03/2024    
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 [...]
13 Mar
13/03/2024    
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 listen and [...]
14 Mar
14/03/2024    
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 [...]
20 Mar
20/03/2024    
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 [...]
22 Mar
22/03/2024    
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 [...]
25 Mar
25/03/2024    
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 [...]
26 Mar
26/03/2024    
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 [...]
26 Mar
26/03/2024    
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 [...]
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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)


9 July 2024

Date and time Event
09/07/2024 Parents’ monthly virtual support group with Bay Deane

11 July 2024

Date and time Event
11/07/2024 Education psychology drop-ins 2024 – South/West Devon area
11/07/2024 Life story drop-in sessions: online – 2024

15 July 2024

Date and time Event
15/07/2024 Parent support group – South Devon

17 July 2024

Date and time Event
17/07/2024 Education psychology drop-ins 2024 and 2025 – Exeter/Mid/East Devon

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)

27 July 2024

Date and time Event
27/07/2024 Bude Pride

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