Western Bay Adoption
Adoption teams from Bridgend, Neath Port
Talbot and Swansea councils have joined forces to provide a bigger
and better adoption service.
Our newly created Western Bay Adoption
Service aims to improve services for both adopters and children
who are seeking adoption.
Ultimately we want a child’s journey leading
up to adoption to be smooth and as short as possible, focussing on
finding forever families for children in the Western Bay area and
What do we do?
The adoption service is responsible for the
recruitment, training and assessment of prospective adopters and
finding families for children who need to be adopted.
In addition we provide information, advice and
- anyone who is considering adoption;
- existing/approved adoptive parents;
- adopted children - including those who are
- parents/guardians of such children; and
- birth families and relatives, including
It could be YOU!
As long as you are over 21, live in the UK, have no cautions or
convictions against children, and you have space in your home, you
have the potential to adopt.
It’s all about family!
We have a range of children of all ages who are waiting for
adoptive families. They include children who need to be placed on
their own or with siblings and who are with and without additional
Quality of service is everything
We pride ourselves on providing high quality customer service
and a more robust and timely process for the adopters, engaging
with them on a continual basis.
The adoption process
Collectively Western Bay is proud of
its reputation in assessing the majority of prospective adopters
and being ready to attend panel within five to seven months.
Once you make the important and life-changing decision to adopt,
it’s understandable that you will want the process to be as quick
as possible. Waiting for something you really want is extremely
hard and frustrating.
However, this isn’t something that we
can rush. We need to ensure that adoption is completely right for
you and importantly, that we correctly match children with suitable
You can count on experienced staff
Whilst adoption is rewarding, it can also be
stressful at times - it’s no walk in the park. That’s why it’s
important we provide adopters with experienced members of staff who
can guide and support them throughout the adoption process.
Experience brings a greater understanding of the different emotions
felt by the adopters at different stages, and the support they
require to help them through this sensitive period. Be assured, we
are there for you every step of the way.
Discover the joys of parenthood
There are many children who need permanent or
‘forever’ families. More children could be adopted if the right
families came along.
If you are thinking about adopting a child, we
can offer you advice, guidance and support. We understand that
adoption is a big decision for anyone to make, which is why all our
team have the experience to answer any questions you may have.
Would you like more information on adoption?
The Western Bay
Adoption Service is always happy to help and would love to hear
Tel: 0300 365 2222