Welcome to the family

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 family forever. 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.

“It can take years to decide to adopt
but just seconds to make the first step to your future.”
Rachel Gillot, Devon Adoption Operations Manager

We understand that choosing to adopt a child is not a decision to be taken lightly. 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?

Video – New adoption activity days bring adopters and children together

Devon Adoption Operations Manager, Rachel Gillot, explains how our new adoption activity days bring adopters and children together in the same location, in this short clip. 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 this weekend Continue reading

Adoption information sessions 2014

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

Facebook, social networking and adoption

We have produced a series of factsheets on adoption support and services. Our Social Networking and Adoption factsheet is particulary popular as increasing numbers of adopted teenagers turn to the internet to trace and contact members of their birth families. Continue reading