The National Adoption Service promotes and supports best practice in adoption across Wales. If you're thinking of adopting or simply want more information, you're in the right place.
There are many children who need adoptive families in Wales.
The adoption process can be a long and emotional road, but the reward at the end makes it all worthwhile. Do your research, speak to the right people and be prepared. Once you understand each step in the adoption process, you’ll be able to enjoy your journey. And you won’t be making it alone. There's always help at hand.
"Our birth son helped us through that process as well, helped us realise that families are made up in all different ways, all different stages and different types, and this was just how our family was going to be made up"Watch our families stories
“Adoption is not easy, but at the end you have a family of your own.” Scott and Amanda chose adoption and now have two wonderful children.Watch our families stories
“I never really wanted to talk about being adopted before because the time wasn't right. Now I'm happy to tell everyone how amazing my upbringing has been. I'm older and wiser and I look back on my life and realise how magical and fantastic it has been.”Watch our families stories
"We're going to be really good dads and give our son an amazing life."Watch our families stories
"Being adopted is insignificant to me. But my parents mean everything."Watch our families stories
“Our son’s delay is a challenge without a doubt, but it’s part of what makes him who he is. I wouldn't change him for the world.”Watch our families stories
“Taking on three children at the same time is daunting, but it brought me incredible joy.”Watch our families stories
“We have found it hard, but our two have given us the family we’d always wanted. And we’d do it again.”Watch our families stories
"There are children out there who need mums and dads and we were a couple who wanted to become mum and dad"Watch our families stories
“Before we started the adoption process, I had the perception that adopters were some sort of super parents, but quickly realised that isn’t what the service is looking for at all. To be an adopter you need to be able provide the routine, stability and patience a child needs."Watch our families stories
"Your life changes and that’s why we did it. We wanted that. We wanted a family."Watch our families stories
"You need to give a child a lot of love, affection and attention. Make sure you nurture that child. A child doesn’t want materialistic things. That child wants to know that it’s loved and you’re there for them and will keep them safe."Watch our families stories