Factsheets and guides

All factsheets here


Download document1. Adoption support factsheet PDF download

Download document2. Adopting a step-child factsheet PDF download

Download document3. Adoption panel factsheet PDF download

Download document4. Adult Adoption Counselling Service factsheet PDF download

Download document5. Letterbox Service factsheet  PDF download

Download document6. Birth Families support factsheet PDF coming soon

Download document7. Social Networking and Adoption factsheet PDF download

Download document8. Life Story Books factsheet PDF download

Download document9. Adoption leave and pay factsheet PDF download

Download document10. Fostering for Adoption factsheet PDF download

Special Guardianship Factsheet:

Download documentSpecial Guardianship factsheet PDF download


More Devon County Council children’s factsheets can be found on the Devon County Council website here.


Guides and booklets

Our complete list of Devon Adoption guides:

Download documentAdoption: welcome to the family (general overview) PDF download

Download documentAdoptive Parents support information leaflet PDF download

Download documentAdoption Passport: a support guide for adopters PDF download from First4Adoption

Download documentBirth parents guide to adoption  PDF download

Download documentChildren’s guide to adoption PDF download

Download documentYoung person’s guide to adoption PDF download


There are also guidance leaflets regarding education attainment levels, and how you can support your children to improve and do well:

Download documentSupporting Children in Care to Achieve Well at School PDF download

Download documentSchool Admissions PDF download


And LGBT adoption factsheets from New Family Social, written by volunteers and the help of Adoption Plus  below:



This useful reading list inlcudes books for parents, books to read with children about adoption, books to read with children about feelings and behaviour, and books that can be worked through with children.

Download document Booklist (Devon Adoption) PDF download

Download document Reading list and resources for children  and practitioners PDF download



Our Devon Adoption standards

Download documentStatement of purpose PDF download

Download documentCustomer Care Standards PDF download

These are standards that prospective adopters can expect when accessing our adoption services.