Welcome to the North Wales Adoption Service, known as NWAS.
Adopting a child is a life-changing decision packed full of rewarding moments, but it’s not without its challenges. We’re here to help and support you through each step of this exciting journey.
We welcome applications from everyone regardless of relationship status, sexuality, beliefs or ethnicity. We’ll work with you to build your capacity, resilience, skills and qualities to become a parent through adoption.
Mature and thoughtful
Happy to make space ready for a child in their life and home
Flexible in their approach to life
Determined to make a real difference to a child’s life, for a lifetime
Ready for a challenge
Well supported by family and friends
Open to opportunities for reflection and professional training and support
Undaunted by children with challenging behaviours
Becoming a parent through adoption is easier and quicker than you might think. The process is there to make sure the adoption is a success for both you and the child.
We get lots of questions about adoption, so we might already have the answer to any questions you have.
Young children, older children, brothers and sisters, children with additional needs. Find out more about the types of children waiting for their lives to change.
Truth be Told: Adoption Stories is an insightful and heart-warming listen from different adopters across Wales. Hear from the people who’ve already been there and done it.
Find out about our upcoming events near you.
Our Adoption Support Team provides a range of support services to all those affected by adoption, including adopted children, adoptive parents, birth parents and their families living in the North Wales region.
If you’re interested in adoption, need additional support, or just want to ask us some questions, we’d love to hear from you.
You can also speak to an adoption worker for an informal chat, and we can then send you an information pack.
0800 085 0774