‘National Adoption Week’ launches on 16 October encouraging people to consider adopting a child
or to help spread the word about our urgent need for more adopters.

We’ve launched a ‘Have a Heart’ campaign to raise awareness and are encouraging everyone to join in and help share this message.

This is how it works:
-Take a photograph of a heart in any way as you like – From a children’s drawing to a design on a t-shirt to icing on a cake.
-Post it on social media.
on Facebook, twitter or Instagram with the hashtags #HaveaHeart #SupportAdoption.

Somerset children in care recently made a beautiful heart on the sand at Minehead beach and are now decorating hearts to be shown in the windows of County Hall and on social media. Local school children, guides, brownies and beavers are also helping in the display, sports clubs are doing heart pictures from footballs/cricket balls and a Somerset quilting circle is taking part making heart themed quilts for children in care.

We are urging any Somerset businesses, and organisations to assist us in spreading the word by displaying ‘National Adoption Week’ posters and adoption leaflets, sharing support adoption placards online or taking part in our ‘Have a Heart’ campaign via Social Media.
Like share and follow us: ‘Adoption in Somerset’ on Facebook, @adoptsomerset on twitter and @somersetcouncil on Instagram.

If you know of anywhere that will share an adoption poster for us on a noticeboard (Places of Work, sports clubs, supermarkets) please download one and pass it on.

Download an Adoption Flyer here

Download a placard here Support-adoption

If you are considering adopting a child call our friendly team now on 0800 587 9900

Or come to one of the many adoption information events happening across Somerset

If you would like us to share your picture on our website email Caroline Cook CZCook@somerset.gov.uk

Some great pics coming in already:

Somerset County Cricket Club


Dillington House

Project Linus – Yeovil

1st North Petherton Brownie Pack

Foster Carer Paula Martin and her foster child made these together