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 to Adopt, 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

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?

Monthly events – our next Devon information session

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

Resource of the month: the great ‘Refridgerator List’

A good reminder about why we see some of the behaviours that we do, from children who have lived through traumatic circumstances. Continue reading

Adoption Support Fund – new guide for parents on how to access the fund

A new guide to the Adoption Support Fund has been launched. The Adoption Support Fund – the First Year includes information for parents about how to access the fund as well as examples of how it has worked well. The guide is designed to help parents understand what the Fund is, what it will pay for and how they can apply. Continue reading

Adopt South West prioritises the search for adoptive families for children most in need

Our priority now, across the Adopt South West partnership, is finding those big-hearted individuals who can become a forever family for children who wait the longest. Continue reading