Welcome to the family

“We desperately need people to adopt siblings and older children over four years, including pairs of siblings; they all have a wide range of needs.

“Are you considering adopting a child under four years old? Here at Devon Adoption, we offer fostering for adoption, to protect these children from experiencing multiple moves within the care system. Continue reading

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

“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?”

Kath Drescher, Devon Adoption’s Operations Manager – 2016

Show the world you #SupportAdoption

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 one of our monthly events, where you can talk to adopters. Check out our information sessions.

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. Read family stories from Devon adopters . Make the difference and begin your adventure.

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.


What's new?

Could you be a parent to a vulnerable child?

There is currently a misconception across Devon that there are no children waiting for adoption, but this just is not true. We know there are a number of adopters out there who are waiting to be matched to the right child or children for them, and a key priority of ours is to find them the children they are looking for. Continue reading

Show the world that you #SupportAdoption

It's National Adoption Week 17-23 October and it's time for you to #SupportAdoption Continue reading

Does your child’s school know about this?

New - 'Working with Children who have experienced Early Development Trauma: Dos and don’ts for schools and teachers' -a short guide. Continue reading

Promoting positive communication with our daughter’s school

Sophie talks about the importance of developing a collaborative approach with teachers to help her adopted daughter get the best out of school. Here she shares how things worked in practice… Continue reading