Welcome to the family

We desperately need people to adopt siblings and older children.

“This February we have 18 children waiting to be adopted in Devon – eight brother and sisters, many who are aged three years old or above, and 10 single children. This includes four pairs of siblings; they have a wide range of needs.

“Your ability to care is what matters most. We are always looking for people who can adopt the children waiting for a permanent home and a forever family. Could it be yours?”

Rachel Gillott, Devon Adoption Operations Manager – February 2015

If you can provide a loving, permanent and secure home for a child, we want to hear from you. Meet us for a coffee and find out more at an information session. Make the difference and begin your adventure.

Adopting a child can be hard work and very challenging, it is a lifelong commitment and your new child will become part of your forever family. You will need an open mind and plenty of patience. It’s a big decision for any family to take, but the rewards are immeasurable for everyone.

We hope that the information on this website will inspire and encourage you to take the first steps to completing your family through Devon Adoption.

People like you adopt – Devon adopter, Martin, is proof…

What's new?

Adopted children are priority school admissions

A new School Admissions Code came into force on 19 December 2014 which now makes it a statutory requirement for school admission authorities to give the highest priority to these children. Continue reading

Adoption information sessions 2014-15

Come along and meet us. Our events are a great way to find out more about adoption. Over coffee, talk to adoption social workers and families who adopt, see a presentation, find out more about the application process and get your questions answered. Continue reading

Life Story Drop-in sessions 2015

The drop-in sessions will offer an opportunity to discuss your child’s life story book face-to-face with a member of the life story team. Continue reading

Devon County Council’s adoption team wins a major industry award as part of National Adoption Week.

The British Association of Adoption and Fostering (BAAF) has announced Devon County as 'Local Authority Adoption Team of the Year' 2014 Continue reading