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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03 Oct
03/10/2023    
10:00 am - 1:00 pm
This model of therapeutic parenting is well established and we always receive fantastic feedback from parents. The course is divided into three modules, with module [...]
03 Oct
03/10/2023    
10:00 am - 11:30 am
Based on group Theraplay techniques for adopters and their children, Lets Play will be running from Tuesday 3 October 2023 starting with an information session [...]
03 Oct
03/10/2023    
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 [...]
04 Oct
Join us for a woodland or farm walk to meet other adoptive parents, develop peer support and get to know Adopt South West. When it's [...]
10 Oct
10/10/2023    
12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Seven-week online course, plus 1:1 sessions and a review meeting, via Zoom Non-Violent Resistance (NVR) is a simple and non-physical empowering method for families to [...]
02 Nov
02/11/2023    
10:00 am - 1:00 pm
The Post Grad Group is open to any parents who have completed a Therapeutic Parenting Course. The sessions are led by Cas Schneider (who also teaches our [...]
02 Nov
02/11/2023    
10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Virtual sessions are for one hour at 10am or 11am or midday: Thursday 2 November Please book by contacting Roger Prouse who will explain the [...]
03 Nov
03/11/2023    
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 [...]
03 Nov
03/11/2023    
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 [...]
03 Nov
03/11/2023    
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 [...]
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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)


13 June 2024

Date and time Event
13/06/2024 Education psychology drop-in 2024 – South/West Devon area

24 June 2024

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

2 July 2024

Date and time Event
02/07/2024 Adopters support group: Plymouth – monthly on Tuesday

3 July 2024

Date and time Event
03/07/2024 Support group for birth mothers - Exeter and Plymouth (online)

4 July 2024

Date and time Event
04/07/2024 Post-Grad Support Group with Cas Schneider - 2024

5 July 2024

Date and time Event
05/07/2024 Education psychology drop-ins 2024 - North Devon area

11 July 2024

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

22 July 2024

Date and time Event
22/07/2024 Parent support group – South Devon

1 August 2024

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