Fostering and Adoption

South East Wales Adoption Service

Could you adopt a child?
 
The South East Wales Adoption Service is an adoption agency made up from Blaenau Gwent, Monmouthshire and Torfaen local authorities and provides adoption services across and beyond the three boroughs.  Based at 7 Bridge Street, Ebbw Wales, Blaenau Gwent, NP23 6EY.
 
They are currently recruiting new adopters for children who are currently waiting for new homes and loving families.
 
The minimum age to adopt a child is 21 but there is no upper age limit. You don't have to be married, be employed or own your home to adopt.

Fostering in Monmouthshire

If you live in Monmouthshire are are interested in becoming a foster carer, Monmouthshire's Children's Placement Team will be able to help you. 
 
They can send you more information or visit you at home to discuss becoming a foster carer in more detail. The Children's Placement Team will be able to answer all of your queries and complete some initial checks which will include a Criminal Records Bureau check and medical questionnaire. The aim is to complete assessments within 6 months from the date of your initial enquiry to approval at fostering panel.
 

British Association for Adoption and Fostering (BAAF)

An advice line, for members of the public and for professionals - for help and information about adoption, fostering and tracing relatives.
 
BAAF Cymru operates from two offices bases located in the North (Rhyl) and South (Cardiff) and provides a comprehensive range of advice, information, training and publications. A fully bilingual service is available from the Rhyl office.

Adoption UK in Wales

Information about adoption in Wales, and the support Adoption UK can provide to any person in Wales who have adopted or wish to adopt.
 
The Adoption UK Helpline for Wales is open Monday to Friday 11am to 1pm on 02920 232221. Calls are charged at standard UK rates.
 
At other times, please call the Adoption UK national Helpline on 0844 8487900 (Monday to Friday, 10am to 4pm).

Web address: Adoption Uk Wales

Phone: 02920 232221