Why adopt with SEWAS?

We are the South East Wales Adoption Service, known as SEWAS. We are the local adoption service for people living in Blaenau Gwent, Caerphilly, Monmouthshire, Newport and Torfaen but we welcome enquiries from surrounding areas too.

We provide information about adoption, help people achieve their hopes of becoming parents, support adoptive families within our area and provide advice for anyone with questions about adoption.

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Adopter’s stories

“I don’t really know if I will ever be able to thank my children for what they have given to me. This is not some sickly fairy story of how perfect our lives or our children are. Things have got tough and can still be very challenging.”

We placed


children with adoptive
parents in 2022

Can I adopt if….?

There are many myths about adoption; we regularly get asked, ‘can I adopt if…’

We are not married

Whether you are married, single, in a relationship, or in a civil partnership, we welcome your application.

I am too young

You must be over 21 years old to adopt a child. We treat applications for all ages equally.

We are in a same sex relationship

We accept adopters regardless of gender identity or sexuality. We have many LGBTQ+ adopters!

I am single

Yes of course! You will receive the same training that all other adopters receive, preparing you to be the best parent you can be for a child.

I am too old

There is no upper age limit to adopt. We will consider your ability to care for a child into their adulthood and your own health and lifestyle.

I have pets

Pets are part of the family to. We welcome people with pets that are family friendly and consider your current family circumstances when matching you with your future child/ren.