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Adopt South West

Do you want to transform a child’s life? Adoption is one of the most rewarding ways of making a difference to a child’s life.

Adopt South West is a regional adoption agency and a registered adoption agency in Devon. We are a partnership of councils (Devon, Somerset, Plymouth and Torbay) working together to make the adoption process quicker and simpler. We want to encourage people, who may not have considered adoption before, to come forward – our focus is to find parents for children needing new adoptive families.

There are children waiting to be adopted right now. It is easier than you think. There is no such thing as the ‘ideal’ or ‘perfect’ adoptive family. We are interested in what you have to offer a child who needs adopting rather than your marital status, finances, whether you own a house or already have children.


Meet us at one of our monthly information sessions. Our events are a great way to find out more about adoption.

A recent adopter from Devon said, "If you have room in your heart and in your home… then adopt! It is a life changing experience but one that is truly rewarding."

Adopt South West also provides a range of specialist support services to adopted children and their families. Our support network of professional adoption specialists, such as educational psychologists, child therapists, psychologists specialise in adoption issues. We provide advice and information about issues associated with adoption and support groups for adoptive parents meet regularly across the region. Workshops are arranged across the region for adoptive parents on topics of special interest. Throughout the year social events are organised for adopted children and their families to meet together informally.

If you decide to take up the challenge, we’ll be there to support you every step of the way.  Are you ready to begin your adoption journey? Or would you like some more information or support? Please get in touch with our friendly team today.


0345 155 1076
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Devon County Council


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Topsham Road

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Monday to Friday: 9.00am - 4.00pm
Referral details

Anyone over the age of 21 years can be considered as an adoptive parent. 

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(formerly CRB)
The National Association of Therapeutic Parents, Adoption UK, The Adopter Hub
Last updated: 06/08/2020
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