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Welcome to Adoption with Somerset County Council

There are many reasons why a child cannot live with his or her birth parents, and adoption into a new family provides a secure and loving upbringing. We want to give as many people the chance to help children have a happy family life.

This website is your first step to finding out about adoption and if you have any questions please get in touch by calling freephone 0800 587 9900 or email us at

You can also find lots of information and stories from adopters on the Government's First4Adoption website.  


The next information events are on: 

Saturday 16 August 10am to noon at the Wessex Hotel in Street.

Monday 29 September 7pm to 9pm at Staplegrove Village Hall in Taunton.

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