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.Show more
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.Show more
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.Show more
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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.
St David’s Adoption Service holds a very special place in our hearts.
This summer, we asked families who attended our celebration days, what does family mean to you.
I’m a single, white female, and my adopted son is mixed race: white British, and Arabic.
St David’s 80/8 Challenge – celebrating 80 years of St David’s families.
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.