About us

SEWAS is the adoption service for Blaenau Gwent, Caerphilly, Monmouthshire, Newport and Torfaen County Councils. SEWAS is part of the National Adoption Service for Wales.

The SEWAS family aims to make adoption in South East Wales as streamlined and easy as possible for potential parents. Our services include assessing parents, matching children and post adoption support.

SEWAS is made up of four teams:

Recruitment & Assessment:
We will help you to become an adoptive parent. Our recruitment and assessment team will support and assess you from your initial enquiry, throughout your assessment and until you become an ‘approved adopter’.

Family Finding:
Our family finding team will match parents and children together to find the best adoption match for families. We will also provide support and training for families when needed.

Adoption Support:
Our adoption support team is there for anyone affected by adoption, whether you are an adopted person, adoptive parents or birth family. They are at the heart of our SEWAS adoption community, running regular groups and providing advice and support.

Business Support Team:
This team ensures that SEWAS runs smoothly, meeting all the administrative needs of the service.

What makes us unique?

Our staff is proud to work for SEWAS. Here are some of the reasons why:

  • Our friendly and welcoming team have 84% of adopters approved within six months, quicker than any other service in Wales.
  • We successfully match adopters with their children and ensure everyone has the support needed, every step of the way.
  • As well as our adoption community groups and events for adopters before and after adoption, we have our own in house psychology consultation service that can support you throughout the adoption process and once a child is placed.
  • We run a family and friends training course that help the people in your life to learn more about supporting your family and help build your support network.
  • We are always here for you. We have many adopters who are so positive about their experience with us they return to talk at our training events, to write pieces for our newsletters and attend our Family Fun days. Our training is available to you whenever it’s needed. We never want an adopter to feel alone or unsupported.
  • We also offer community groups with other adoptive families. This allows adopters to make friends, find local support groups and have fun.
  • We understand that you will be changing a child’s life and we want to support you every step of the way.
  • To understand your child better we run ‘an understanding the child day’. This includes meeting the people involved in a child’s life, gaining a deeper understanding of a child’s needs and insight into their history. This makes sure adopters fully understand a child’s experiences before adoption progresses.