Guide: The adoption process

First steps

If you think you may be interested in adopting a child, please contact us at Devon Adoption on 0345 155 1076 and download an information pack.

We will answer your questions and provide written information about adoption. Come and meet us for a coffee at an informal information session, and talk to a social worker about your own circumstances, interests and wishes.

If you decide that you would like to go ahead, you’ll be asked to complete a Registration of Interest and formally submit it to us. If we think you are likely to be able to offer a home for the kinds of children needing adoption, then you will go through an approval and  assessment process (see left-hand-side panels).

Find out more about the types of adoption and intercountry adoption.