Welcome to the family

We desperately need people to adopt siblings and older children.

“We’re now part of Adopt South West – a brand new partnership of councils and charities working together to make the adoption process quicker and simpler.

“Throughout May we have 15 children waiting to be adopted in Devon right now – six brother and sisters, many who are aged three years old or above, and nine single children. This includes three pairs of two 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 – May 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?

Michael Caines, MBE, launches exciting new partnership of Devon Adoption agencies ‘Adopt South West’

We've launched a unique partnership of adoption agencies based in Devon, Adopt South West. The new partnership includes the adoption agencies of Devon County Council, Plymouth City Council, Torbay Council and charities Barnardo’s and Families for Children. Continue reading

Adoption information sessions 2015

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

Hugh Maynard – listen again

Hugh Maynard was recently interviewed on Radio 4's 'Saturday Live', and amongst other things, spoke very positively about his experience of being adopted in Devon. Continue reading

Adoption leave and pay

From 5 April 2015, there are a number of changes to adoption leave and pay, as well as the introduction of shared parental leave, all of which are positive for potential adopters. Continue reading