• Sibling Group Adoption
    We are urgently looking for families to adopt babies through this process…
  • 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
  • FFC secures funding to offer Centre of Excellence for Adoption Support Services in the SW

    Families for Children, local adoption agency and charitable trust based in Buckfastleigh, Devon, are delighted to announce they have secured a Practice and Improvement Grant from the DfE for Adoption Support. The grant, of just under half a million pounds, will enable the charity to extend their support services to meet the growing and diverse […]

  • Thank you Trencherman’s Awards

    A big Thank you for the donation of £250 from the Trencherman’s Guide Awards which we received this month. The Trencherman’s Awards winners 2017 were announced at a glamorous ceremony at Saunton Sands Hotel in north Devon. With the rugged north Devon coastline providing a stunning backdrop and a band of the South West’s finest […]

  • Cross Rhythms Radio interview Jackie Saunders

    Listen to our very own Jackie Saunders – Devon Practice Manager interviewed on Cross Rhythms Radio in Plymouth about Adopting a child in Devon Cross Rhythms Radio  

  • Exeter Foundation Charity Night

    The success of the Exeter Foundation was highlighted in all its glory as 18 local charities and organisations were rewarded at the Season Launch Dinner held at Sandy Park last month (August) A grand total of £47,000 – raised through various fundraising activities last season, including match-day bucket collections – was distributed to the charities and […]

  • 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 […]


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