Mid and West Wales Adoption Service

Welcome to Adoption Mid and West Wales

The Regional Adoption Service for Carmarthenshire, Ceredigion, Pembrokeshire and Powys Local Authorities.

We bring experience and knowledge to benefit those in adoption or thinking about adoption.

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Our service is still operating. Although we have to minimise face to face visits, we will be keeping in touch with you by phone, email or skype. The office is currently closed, but our staff are still available, so please email adoptionenquiries@carmarthenshire.gov.uk if you need any advice or support and a member of the team will contact you back.

Staff will be contacting you this week about the childcare arrangements that local authorities have put in place. Adopted children are included in the priority group for childcare.

Are you interested in adoption?

It doesn’t matter whether you already have children, whether you’re single or a couple, whether you’re married, unmarried or in a civil partnership. We’d love to hear from you!

Support for
adoptive parents

You’ll have the support and advice of a named Adoption Social Worker from the start of the process of assessment through to placement and beyond.

Support if you were

Many adopted people have questions about their history and want help to understand or to trace their birth family. We can help you!

What’s On

8 June 2020

Non Violent Resistance Support Group
Online Event

25 June 2020

Life Journey Work
Online Training

6 July 2020

Non Violent Resistance Awareness
Online Training

13 August 2020

Adoption Information Evening
Online Event

Online Training Courses

We are now offering a range of online training courses for our adopters in Mid & West Wales. Delivered by Kate Cairns Association and ACEducation, these courses are available to complete in your own time and in the comfort of your own home. These courses will enable prospective adopters and adoptive parents to expand on their knowledge, confidence and develop new skills. All of our online training course are free to adopters in Mid & West Wales.

Please keep checking back for more details regarding our events/training. Please contact the adoption service for further information: adoptiontraining@carmarthenshire.gov.uk, 0300 30 32 505.

Your Life – Your Journey Competition

Could your child tell us about their journey to who they are today?

Enter your child’s creative work into the Adoption Mid & West Wales competition to receive a £20 Waterstones voucher as well as the chance to win one either an arts and crafts hamper, digital camera or a day’s entry to a local attraction.

Entry forms must be completed and sent along with your child’s work to adoptionenquiries@carmarthenshire.gov.uk.

We want to make sure that children grow up as part of a permanent, loving family from childhood through to adulthood.

Get in touch


Positive Focus During Challenging Times

Our Adoption Support Workers have been hard at work creating new resources to support families during this difficult time. With schools closed and families staying at home, it is important that you have resources available to support you. The team have created a time capsule template, to bring a positive focus to the current situation. […]

Sample Routine Chart.

The need for Routine and Structure while the schools are closed

With the Coronavirus starting to affect all our lives, we appreciate this will be a worrying time for Adopters, with the structure and routine of school gone for the foreseeable future. We spoke to an Adopter who’s 5year old little boy finished school on Friday. This is their story of the past few days: We picked […]


Grant Funding

The Region has been very fortunate to receive grant funding from the Welsh Government to develop our adoption support services. We have now recruited 6 new workers to work in this area and are developing support programmes for groups and individuals.

Foster in Mid and West Wales

Currently in Mid and West Wales there are children and other young people that need a caring, loving family to foster them. By becoming a foster carer, you can help make a huge difference to a child or young persons’ life. There are lots of different types of foster care placements available to suit your individual needs and circumstances.

Foster Mid and West Wales

Support for birth parents/families

We also work with birth families, preparing them for the adoption of their child. We also help families to prepare later life information for the child.

Adopting a
step child

If you or your partner is a step parent, you may be concerned about the legal rights and responsibilities you have for the children in your family.

Adopting a child from overseas

Adopting a child from another country, it should be a country that you have links with, or knowledge of the culture, history and language.

Statement of purpose (September 2018)