South East Wales Adoption Service brings the community together as part of this year’s National Adoption Week

As part of National Adoption Week 2023 (16-22 October), SEWAS are 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, is the local adoption service for people living in Blaenau Gwent, Caerphilly, Monmouthshire, Newport and Torfaen. SEWAS provides information about adoption while helping people achieve their hopes of becoming parents.

SEWAS has brought the community together by touring the five neighbouring authorities with a life-size banner to show support for adoption and to receive photo opportunities with our local small businesses, community sports teams, schools, and our public sector services. This created the perfect opportunity to start conversations around adoption and enabled individuals to come together for a worthy cause.

Over the last two weeks, SEWAS had the pleasure of visiting Blaenavon Medical Practice, The Castle Inn Rassau, Abertillery Netball Team and Little Stars Nursery in Ebbw Vale. We would like to thank all services for getting involved and for supporting our adoption service.

SEWAS hopes to encourage people to find out more about adoption through myth-busting outdated information and by sharing first-hand experiences. Adopters from across Wales have also become a part of the campaign, featuring in videos and writing blogs to inform others. Adoptive parents of siblings from South East Wales Adoption Service share 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.’’

We would always encourage people to contact us to find out more about adoption.  To enquire today or to find out more, please visit: or call (01495) 355766.