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.

“You’ll never know if you’re 100% ready. It’s one of the hardest and best things you can do with your life.”

📞Start by picking up the phone to speak to @adoptmw_wales today on 0300 30 32 505 or by visiting https://crowd.in/k0QRNT


“Fyddwch chi byth yn gwybod a ydych chi 100% yn barod. Mae'n un o'r pethau anoddaf a gorau y gallwch chi ei wneud gyda'ch bywyd."

📞 Dechreuwch trwy godi'r ffôn i siarad â @adoptmw_wales ar 0300 30 32 505 neu trwy ymweld â https://crowd.in/oCi5NA


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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.

Congratulations to the Winners of our 2020 Your Life – Your Journey Competition

Our winners for the Your Life – Your Journey Competition have been chosen. We received a wonderful variety of entries and our judging panel thoroughly enjoyed looking at each piece that was entered. Thank you to everyone who entered and congratulations to all of our winners. To view our winning entries and to read the judges’ comments please click here.

* Please note that personal information within our winning entries have been anonymised for confidentiality purpose. This includes changing names of people, pets and places.

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

23 September 2020

Child to parent violence / Non-violent resistance awareness
Online Event | 10.00 – 12.30pm

23 September 2020

Internet Safety
Online Event | 10.30 – 11.30am

29 September 2020

Non Violent Resistance Support Group for Adopters
Online Event

29 September 2020

Transitioning children from foster care to adoptive placement (Part 1 of 2)
Online Event | 12.00 – 2.30pm

30 September 2020

Life Journey Work Seminar
Online Event | 10.30 – 11.30am

1 October 2020

Previous Adopters
Online Event | 7.00 – 9.00pm

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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Your views about adoption support

The Institute of Public Care at Oxford Brookes University has recently been appointed to evaluate the impact of the Adoption Support Framework across Wales. A key part of the evaluation involves seeking the views of all adoptive parents about the accessibility and quality of adoption support including whether and to what extent it has improved […]

sibling adoption

Sibling Adoption

“We have a place for more than one child in our home and hearts!” Background We had both discussed and agreed that if IVF did not work for us after one or two turns, we would start the adoption process as we were confident that we could give a loving and safe home for a […]

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 (July 2020)