When you adopt a child you agree to care for them emotionally, financially and physically as if they were your own, but love is not always enough; sometimes families will need help

Our Devon Adoption team has social workers who are experienced in the recruitment, assessment, preparation and support of adopters. We know that for adoption placements to succeed they must be well supported. We encourage families to keep in touch and stay on our mailing list to receive our regular communications about the support service available.

How long is the adoption support for?

We support adopters, children and families throughout the adoption process and beyond – our support doesn’t just stop when the adoption order is granted; adoptive families can approach us at any time. Devon Adoption understands that adoption is for life and we will try to offer a service that meets adopters’ needs or we’ll help adoptive families to find support they need from other providers when necessary.

An Adoption Support Services Adviser (also known as an ASSA) is here to help you access adoption support and other specialist services, such as Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services. This includes NHS commissioned health services to meet the needs of adopted children. Contact Karen Collins on 0345 155 1076 or email her via

Approved Adopters’ zone

Register with Devon Adoption to access newsletters, workshop events, team contacts, and much more for approved adopters. Contact Devon Adoption to request a login and password: or 0345 155 1076.

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