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:
(Some events re-occur each month and are displayed by the date of the first session)