Welcome to the family

We desperately need people to adopt siblings and older children.

“It’s LGBT Adoption and Fostering Week 2015 and one in five Approved Adopters identify as LGBT*. Read about Will and Chris from Exeter, and  Seamus, a single gay man, who always wanted to adopt two children. He adopted a girl, aged four years, and is currently in the process of his second adoption.”

Throughout February and March 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 – March 2015

* Source ‘After Adoption’. Read info.

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?

It’s time for the biggest ever LGBT Adoption and Fostering Week! (2-8 March)

One in five Approved Adopters identify as LGBT. Will and Chris from Exeter were supported through Devon Adoption. Seamus, a single gay man, who always wanted to adopt two children. He adopted a girl, aged four years, and is currently in the process of his second adoption. And Sean and his partner Dan tell us more. 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

New Improved and simplified SEND Code of Practice applies to all schools

The Government has published new improved and simplified Code of Practice on the special educational needs and disability (SEND) system for children and young people aged 0 to 25. 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