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National Adoption Week 2014 is less than a week away and we desperately need people to adopt siblings and older children.

“This month we have 13 brother and sisters, aged three years old or above, awaiting adoption in Devon. This includes five of two siblings, and one of three 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 –  October 2014

If you can provide a loving, permanent and secure home for a child, we want to hear from you. 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.

What's new?

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

Contrary to popular belief, you don’t have to have a job or be under 40 to adopt a child. Martin adds: “People might think, “How did a guy in a wheelchair get to adopt a child?” I am proof that anyone can adopt, and I believe that my attitude and my desire to have our own child are bigger than my disability." Continue reading

We’re shortlisted for the BAAF National Adoption Week Awards

Our Devon Adoption team has been shortlisted for Local Authority Adoption Team of the Year. The award ceremony on 4 November will be hosted by broadcaster Nicky Campbell and the Children’s Minister Edward Timpson MP. Continue reading

Adoption information sessions 2014

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

Children and potential families meet at Adoption Activity Day

Children and prospective adoptive families had the chance to meet and get to know each other at a fun packed activity day in Devon in April Continue reading