National Adoption Week 2023

Posted on: Wednesday 18 October 2023
Adoption Service

As part of National Adoption Week 2023, The South East Wales Adoption Service is continuing their mission to encourage more people to consider adoption, as sibling groups, children with additional needs, and older children across Wales still wait to find their ‘forever home’.

The South East Wales Adoption Service, better known as SEWAS, provides information about adoption while helping people achieve their hopes of becoming parents.

The service has been touring the five neighbouring authorities with a life-size banner to show support and raise awareness about adoption through promotions with local small businesses, community sports teams, schools, and public sector services.

Over the past two weeks, SEWAS visited Blaenavon Medical Practice, The Castle Inn Rassau, Abertillery Netball Team and Little Stars Nursery in Ebbw Vale.

It’s created the perfect opportunity to start conversations around adoption and enabled individuals to come together for a worthy cause.

Adopters from across Wales have become a part of the campaign, featuring in campaign videos on social media and writing blogs to inform others.

Adoptive parents of siblings from South East Wales Adoption Service have shared why they got involved:

"My partner and I have always said that we would trust the adoption process. We wouldn’t choose our children, but they would choose us. Seven years ago, we accepted the first sibling match SEWAS proposed to us. Our family is more complete now than it ever has been - we wouldn’t have it any other way! Thank you SEWAS for helping us find our missing pieces."

SEWAS is the local adoption service for people living in Blaenau Gwent, Caerphilly, Monmouthshire, Newport and Torfaen.

To enquire about adoption today or to find out more, please visit or call (01495) 355766.

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