In My Own Words by Lillybelle Keating

There is a strength of hearing children and young people’s voices – step into the mind of 11-year-old Lillybelle, as she reflects back on her adoption journey. We hope that her story will bring comfort to children on their own journey.

The Unofficial Guide to Therapeutic Parenting for Childhood Aggression and Violence

Hilary says the book gives pointers for recognising when someone is about to explode and also techniques to help recover and repair once peace is restored. There are specific sections dedicated to issues such as social media, eating, friendships making this a book that will remain useful as your children develop.

Adopting Alfred – new book recommendation

Emma adopted through Adopt South West in 2019 and has just written a new book for prospective adopters. We hope this book will be helpful especially as it focuses on the adoption journey from a birth child’s perspective.

Let’s Play Group – Somerset

Adopt South West plan to run a Let’s Play Group in Somerset and would like expressions of interest. The group is looking to start in the new year.

Adopt South West’s Annual report for 2022 to 2023

Our Annual Report for 1 April 2022 to 31 March 2023 has been published. It provides an overview of our services including adoption support, early permanence, improving adoption services, partnership work, recruitment and

“I couldn’t see life without her.” Debbie’s adoption story

This week is National Adoption Week, a week in which we highlight adoption and celebrate the good that it brings, not just for children who are adopted, but also for parents who adopt and their extended families. Parents like Debbie, in Torbay. She adopted her six-year old daughter, Bo, with Adopt South West.

National Adoption Week

Celebrating the generations of adopted people, and the people who support them.

Message from Kath Drescher, Head of Adopt South West

Kath Drescher proudly hands the Adopt South West service over to Amanda White’s leadership, in the knowledge of the committed hard-working staff, and families she will work with to support all our adoptive families going forward.