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The only thing they’re waiting for is you.

The only thing they’re waiting for is you.

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These children
are OUR PRIORITY
Sibling Group Adoption Sibling groups, children over 4 years old and children with additional needs.
Could YOU adopt
an older child?
Currently there is a shortage of adoptive parents coming forward to adopt older children.
Could you adopt Siblings
that need to stay together?
Could you adopt Siblings
that need to stay together?
Currently there is a shortage of adoptive parents coming forward to adopt older children.
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Could you
'Foster to Adopt?'
If yes, we need you urgently to adopt babies through this process.
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Children with additional
needs wait the longest
Children with additional
needs wait the longest
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We need your
help and support
Every year we need your help in
raising £300k to support families.
We need your help and
support for our families
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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
  • An “Outstanding” performance AGAIN.

    Families for Children are delighted to announce that, for the third consecutive time, the Agency has been awarded ‘Outstanding’ following a recent OFSTED inspection. It is a major achievement to be recognised as one of the UK’s most prominent Adoption Agencies in providing adoption services to families across the South West Caroline Davis, CEO, comments, […]

  • Former Deputy Chief Executive Officer receives honour for his services to children and adoption.

    We are pleased to announce that our former collegue and Deputy CEO of Families for Children, Graham Pellew, has been awarded an OBE from Prince William at Buckingham Palace.  Graham, who has recently completed 30 years of working in Adoption, was awarded the honour for his services to children and families. Graham started his career working […]

  • A Tale of Twins

    Some beautiful words about keeping siblings together from one of our young people. The Tale Of Twins Growing up I was very lucky; less then a year after my birth i was adopted along side my twin brother into a loving family. Even from a young age we’ve been like any other pair of siblings.  […]

  • Lifetime Achievement Award for Caroline Davis, CEO of Families for Children

    The National Adoption Week Awards recognise and celebrate good practice and exceptional achievement among those working or involved in adoption in England. On Tuesday 17 October, First4Adoption hosted the annual National Adoption Week Awards at the Foundling Museum, London to celebrate good practice and exceptional achievement among those working or involved in adoption in the […]

  • Response to media reports of Child to Parent Violence in Adoption

    Recent media stories have highlighted some of the difficulties that some adoptive families are facing with violence from children to parents. It is essential to communicate that many of the children placed for adoption have come from difficult backgrounds where violence between their parents was a regular and terrifying experience, but this is not true […]

  • Michael Caines, MBE, talks Adoption and Support of FFC

    Our wonderful Patron Michael Caines, MBE talks about his own adoption and his support for the work of Families for children across the South West. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kKu1uABSXXI

  • Exeter Foundation Dinner 2017

    We were pleased to attend the Exeter Foundation Dinner last month where we were handed a cheque for just over £1000 for last seasons fundraising efforts. Each year we take part in the Foundation’s charity bucket collections at the Exeter Chiefs games and are one of 20 charities who benefit from the work of the foundation.

  • Hawkchurch Resort and Spa Nominated Charity

    We are delighted to announce that Hawkchurch Resort and Spa have chosen Families for Children as their nominated charity.  Throughout the year they will be working with us to raise funds through events and activities at the Resort and Spa; events such as their Christmas Fair, a static bike ride and some items within their […]

  • Thank you Dudsbury Golf Club

    Families for Children were delighted to be the nominated charity for the  Dudsbury Golf Club Seniors & Captains Golf Day, which was held on Monday 17th July. 124 players teed off at 9am on a shotgun start in support of Families for Children newly launched Atrium – Centre for adoption Support All players enjoyed a […]

  • Thank you David Howell,Mayor of Bideford

    A big thank you goes out to our very own Chair of Trustees and Mayor of Bideford, David Howell for his fundraising efforts during his term in office. David handed over a cheque for a whopping £6435.00. His fundraising adventures included: In January David rowed 2km, ran 3km and cycled 10km in one hour in the gym […]

  • Thank you Exeter Lions

    We would like to say a huge thank you to Exeter Lions who have donated £3,000 to Families for Children this month. The Lions have been fantastic supporters of the charity over the years. Formed in 1961 the Lions Club of Exeter has been serving the community for over 50 years

  • Exeter Foundation Nominated Charity 2017/2018

    We are pleased to announce we have been successfully nominated for another season with Exeter Foundation, with extra duties to try and aid to our fundraising. A big thank you to foundation once again. This year we will have the opportunity to do bucket collections at the Exeter Chiefs games as well as some events at […]

 

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Family Stories

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Read about the challenges and rewards of adoption, lovingly told by our families who have adopted.

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Working with us

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Our Partons tell you why they are happy to support Families for Children and the work we do.

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