• Sibling Group Adoption
    Sibling groups, children over 4 years old
    and children with additional needs.
  • Sibling Group Adoption
    Currently there is a shortage of adoptive parents
    coming forward to adopt older children
  • Sibling Group Adoption
    We believe that Siblings that play together, should stay together.
    Could you adopt more than one child?
  • Children in need hardest to place
  • Sibling Group Adoption
    Every year we need to raise 300k to support our families.
    Find out how you can help us.

Make a Positive Change to a Child's Life Today

Families for Children have always specialised in placing the most vulnerable children with secure and loving adoptive families. These children specifically include older children (age 4 and up), sibling groups who need to stay together, and children with additional needs.

It is these children we search long and hard to find families for. We are focussing our search for adoptive families for this group of children and urge anyone who has considered adoption to come and learn more about adopting a 'priority child' and contact us today.

Latest news and events

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FFC News
  • Welcome and Thank you to UPSITE

    Families for Children are delighted to welcome Upsite as FFC’s newest corporate supporter. The web hosting business based in North Devon is going from strength to strength and has decided to support Families for Children as its nominated charity. When a client chooses web hosting, Upsite will donate to FFC to support its vital Adoption […]

  • Portcullis – Leave a lasting legacy

    Leave a Lasting Legacy to Families for Children Adoption Leaving a gift in your Will to Families for Children Adoption will help us to continue finding new adoptive families who can offer children a stable and loving home. No matter how small, your contribution will really make a difference and you can be assured that […]

  • Regionalising Adoption – Families for Children

    Regionalising Adoption The Department for Education (DfE) has asked all adoption agencies in England to consider joining up their local adoption services, including Voluntary Adoption Agencies in some way as well, to become Regional Adoption Agencies. Regionalising Adoption is the name of a paper issued by the Department of Education (DfE) about this in 2015.  […]

  • 2016 Plymouth Music Zone Perfect Partner Awards

    Congratulations to our very own  Lisa Pitcher, Adoption Support Social Worker, who have been chosen to receive a PMZ Perfect Partner Award 2016. This award highlights some of the most inspiring partnerships Plymouth Music Zone have had over the past few years and, specifically, the individuals who have been vital in making such collaborations a huge […]


    On Wednesday 16th March, we along with many adoption agencies across England, will be opening our doors simultaneously to enquiring adopters, hosting a national adoption information evening. We want to reinforce the message that adopters continue to be needed for our most vulnerable children in the care system. There aren’t many decisions that will change your life forever; […]

  • FFC takes steps to ensure continued vital support for ‘priority children’.

    Families for Children, local adoption agency and charitable trust based in Buckfast, are delighted to announce the appointment of a new Fundraising & Engagement Specialist, Tracy Ebbrell. At a crucial time for Adoption in the UK, Families for Children is focusing on finding families for ‘priority’ children. These include older children, sibling groups and children […]

  • Families for Children wants you! Volunteer Fundraisers Needed

    Families for Children are looking to recruit local people in your community to fulfil our newly created roles of Volunteer Fundraisers. Would you like to be part of a Volunteer Fundraising Committee that will raise awareness of the charity across the South West and help us raise vital funding? Families for Children finds loving and […]

  • New adoption law to speed up placing children in stable homes

    Department of Education announcement today that they will change legislation so that local authority and courts when making decisions about the right placement for a child in care, have to give greater priority to (a) the quality of care the child will need in order to recover from any abuse and neglect they have suffered […]

  • Judi Spiers & Michael Caines ‘Stir Up’ Christmas puddings with our families

    Local popular broadcaster Judi Spiers was on hand to help Michael Caines, MBE, to Stir Up some Christmas puddings for local adoption charity Families for Children. Stir up Sunday is traditionally the day for everyone in the family to take a turn at stirring the Christmas pudding, whilst making a wish. Last Sunday at Darts […]


    The South West’s finest chefs, foodies, hoteliers and industry insiders came together on November 9 for the annual Trencherman’s Awards. After Trencherman’s Guide members voted in their thousands for their favourites restaurants, pubs and chefs, the eargerly anticipated results were revealed at a lavish ceremony at Rick & Jill Stein’s The Seafood Restaurant Families for […]

  • Please help Chloe to enjoy Christmas

    Families for Children has launched its 2015 Christmas Appeal to help children like five year old Chloe enjoy Christmas. This will be Chloe’s first Christmas in a safe, secure and loving home. She has had a difficult start in life. This time last year Chloe was left at home on her own while her parents […]

  • LIFESTYLE: Dad and Daddy embracing family life after three-year wait to adopt

    Read the wonderful adoption journey of Stephen & Russell as they talk with the West Britton in Cornwall http://www.westbriton.co.uk/LIFESTYLE-Adopting-older-bundles-joy/story-28072341-detail/story.html


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