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 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 email@example.com 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!
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.
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Many adopted people have questions about their history and want help to understand or to trace their birth family. We can help you!
We are exploring alternative ways of delivering next year’s training programme. Please keep checking back here for details, which should be available in the next few weeks.
If you have a chance, please check out our e Learning courses. If you are interested in doing so please contact Sian Gibbon by email: SEGibbon@carmarthenshire.gov.uk, Sian will make the necessary arrangements for you to be able to access the e Learning.
Activities for children and families at home – Adoption UK have put together some really useful information about activities:
We want to make sure that children grow up as part of a permanent, loving family from childhood through to adulthood.
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.
The Life Journey archive is an online resource aimed at everyone involved with Adoption in Wales. The resource is aimed at Adopters, Foster Carers, Social Workers and support staff, birth parents, adopted children & young people, as well as all professionals involved in the adoption process. All these groups will find something relevant in this resource. We hope you find it useful!
To access these resources, click on the link: www.adoptcymru.com/life-journey
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.
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)