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.

Our winners have been selected and notified. We received a wonderful variety of entries and enjoyed looking through each one. We will display the winning entries within in next few days. Congratulations to all our winners. 🎉🌟🏅

Mae ein henillwyr wedi cael eu dewis a'u hysbysu. Cawsom amrywiaeth hyfryd o waith wedi'u gyflwyno a mwynhawyd edrych drwy bob un ohonynt. Byddwn yn arddangos y ceisiadau buddugol o fewn yr ychydig ddyddiau nesaf. Llongyfarchiadau mawr i'n holl enillwyr. 🎉 🌟🏅

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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

22 July 2020

Non Violent Resistance Support Group
Online Event

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.

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

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Adoption Mid and West Wales celebrate Pride Month

June is LGBT+ Pride month, and to celebrate, we are sharing the adoption story of one of our same sex couples, Tom and Lee, who adopted their little boy, who was 1 years old. Here at Adoption mid and West Wales, there are no barriers when it comes to welcoming the lgbt+ community to be […]


New resources to support your children as they return to school

Lockdown has been a difficult time for many of our adoptive families, with many parents having to work from home, whilst entertaining their children and home-schooling. With the Welsh Government announcement that schools can return in Wales from 29th June, parents now have the difficult decision whether to send their children back to school or […]


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)