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Our Vision

Every child with an adoption plan in Wales is found a loving family and supported to be the best that they can be

We are the longest serving adoption agency in Wales

If you are looking to adopt a child in Wales then St David’s Adoption Service should be your first point of contact.

We have helped place nearly 2000 children for adoption and cover all areas of Wales. We are members of the National Adoption Service and work with many voluntary and other adoption agencies across Wales.

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How the Adoption Process works

Adoption is a legal process whereby you and your partner, assume the parenting of another person, be it a baby, toddler, youngster or teenager, from that persons legal or biological parents and as such it permanently transfers all responsibilities and rights from them, to you.

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How Long Does Adoption Take?

It can take up to six months before you go to the adoption panel. The panel consists of a wide range of people such as adopters, social workers and other field experts.

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Meeting the Family for the First Time

When your child comes home, as with every other new parent, things can feel quite overwhelming. This is normal and a natural adjustment to your new home life will slowly take place.

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Featured Updates

Our latest news, blogs and stories

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13 September 2019 | Adopter Stories

With St David’s amazing support, we’re doing OK.

When our daughter’s social worker visited our home to see that we could accommodate the little person about to enter into our lives, she mentioned the “honeymoon period” that adopters often have.

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Dan Warner
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25 October 2022 | Uncategorised

‘We don’t look anything like each other, do we.’

I’m a single, white female, and my adopted son is mixed race: white British, and Arabic.

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Dan Warner
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20 June 2022 | General News

80-8 Challenge

  St David’s 80/8 Challenge – celebrating 80 years of St David’s families.

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Dan Warner
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25 February 2022 | All

Events

Introduction to Adoption Training We appreciate that if you are thinking about adoption, there is a lot to consider which is why we run monthly introduction to adoption training sessions.

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Dan Warner
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7 January 2022 | All

AUK 2022 Adoption Barometer

The AUK 2022 Adoption Barometer survey is now open! For a fourth year, those with direct experience of adoption are being asked to contribute to a UK wide survey about their own experiences.

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Dan Warner
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15 December 2021 | Adopter Stories

A Story of Adoption – Being adopted is something that will forever be a part of me

My name is Gerry, I am 31 and am currently training to be a teacher for drama in secondary schools.

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Dan Warner
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10 December 2021 | Blog

Big Adoption Conversation – January 27 am / Sgwrs Mabwysiadu Fawr – Ionawr 27 yb

Join the Big Adoption Conversation on Thursday 27th January 10.

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Dan Warner
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19 November 2021 | All

Autumn Newsletter 2021

We are delighted to share with you all our Autumn/Winter newsletter for 2021.

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Dan Warner
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21 October 2021 | Blog

What I’ve learned three (and a half) years in

By trial and error we’ve got to know each other’s personalities, foibles and eccentricities – and it’s made us all more secure The past three years seems to have passed both as slow as forever and as fast as the blink of an eye.

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Dan Warner
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18 October 2021 | Adopter Stories

Hope’s Families Adoption Journey

Last month, we received this letter from Hope who is 9 years old.

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Dan Warner
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11 October 2021 | General News

Adoption UK Barometer 2021

The Annual Adoption Barometer Wales report (Celebrating success, Inspiring innovation) is now available to read! https://www.

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Dan Warner
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St David’s Adoption Service

Every adoption journey starts with a child. Our modern and responsive adoption service enables and supports our families across Wales to help children grow and thrive throughout their lives, valuing all relationships that are important to them.

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