Wales


We provide support to adopters and prospective adopters in Wales through a dedicated office, based in Cardiff. This page provides information on adoption and the kind of support we can provide for adopters in Wales.

For information on COVID-19 and support during this time please click here

Please note: During these unprecedented times, training & face to face events have been cancelled for the time being. They will resume as soon as it’s safe & appropriate and we will update accordingly.

In the meantime, you can take part in our Adoption UK Wales Online Training: download the flyer for more info and dates.

We're hiring: see if there is role for you. 

Our local Community Groups are run by experienced volunteers for Adoption UK members in Wales. The groups provide a supportive environment for the adoption community through a variety of meet ups, including evening meetings, coffee mornings and family events.

Many of the groups are now also meeting online.

Here is a list of community groups in Wales. If you would like to attend a meet up, please contact Adoption UK on 029 2023 0319 or email [email protected] for forthcoming dates.

Adopted adults – evening meetings every month in Cardiff (and also online)

Dads – evening meetings for adoptive fathers (and also online)

Grandparents – monthly lunchtime meetings in Cardiff (and also online)

LGBTQ+ - monthly family events in South Wales for LGBTQ+ adopters and their children (and also online)

Adoptive parents of children aged 10+ - monthly meetings in South Wales (and also online)

Single adopters – monthly family events for single adopters and their children (and also online)


Area groups – Mid and West Wales

  • Aberystwyth
    An evening community group for adoptive parents and prospective adopters
  • Aberystwyth After School Club
    An After School Meet up for adoptive parents and children
  • Llandrindod Wells
    A group for adoptive parents and prospective adopters at coffee mornings, evening meetings and family days
  • Powys (Llandrindod Wells)

Area groups – North Wales

  • Denbighshire (Rhyl)
    An evening community group for adoptive parents and prospective adopters

Area groups – Vale, Valleys and Cardiff

  • Cardiff 
    An evening community group for adoptive parents and prospective adopters (and also online)
  • Cardiff Parent and Toddler (Under 5s)
    Fortnightly meet ups for adoptive parents and their pre-school children (includes exclusive use of soft-play area)
  • Vale of Glamorgan
    An evening and family events community group for adoptive parents

Area groups – South East Wales

  • Caerphilly
    Monthly coffee mornings for adoptive parents and prospective adopters. (and also online) Young children welcome at the face-to-face meetings.
  • Newport
    An evening community group for adoptive parents and prospective adopters (and also online)

Area groups – South West Wales

  • Pembrokeshire (St Davids)

Area groups – Western Bay

  • Bridgend
    An evening community group for adoptive parents and prospective adopters (and also online)
  • Swansea
    An evening community group for adoptive parents and prospective adopters (and also online)

Come along and meet new friends.

Would you like to help run a group in your local area, or perhaps start one if your area is not currently offering a group? Contact the Lead Coordinator Community Support for an informal discussion on 029 2023 0319 or email [email protected]