• 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?
  • Sibling Group Adoption
    We are urgently looking for families to adopt babies through this process…
  • 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
  • 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 […]

  • Local Adoption Charity launches the Atrium, Centre for Adoption Support exclusive to South West families.

    Families for Children, local adoption agency and charitable trust, were joined by patron and adoptee Michael Caines, MBE, to officially launch their new Centre for Adoption Support, the Atrium. The launch, which was hosted by Lucy and Jim Fisher at Exeter Cookery School, welcomed guests from local authorities, adopted families, funders of the project and […]

  • A big thank you to the Ladies Moose Teignmouth

    Our very own Ruth Lerew attending the Ladies Moose Teignmouth meeting in April to collect a cheque of £100 that they have raised for us.   The Ladies Moose meet monthly and also run a table top cake stall in Shaftesbury in Dawlish on the 2nd Saturday of the month. As well as FFC they support […]

  • Mayor of Bideford takes on Triathlon for FFC

    A big thank you and congratulations to our very own Chairman of Trustees and Mayor of Bideford, David Howell, who completed a Triathlon challenge in aid of Families for Children. On Wednesday 25th of January David rowed 2km, ran 3km and cycled 10km in one hour in the gym and raised over £1000. David is the […]

  • Michael Caines – BBC’s Celebrity Pointless

    A big thank you to our wonderful Patron Michael Caines, who appeared on a special celebrity food and drink edition of the general knowledge quiz Pointless this month (January). The quiz sees four teams try to come up with the answers that no one else could think of. Michael’s partner in the quiz was was […]

  • Partnership with The Exmoor Holiday Company/Exmoor Bluebird ABnB

    We are excited to announce a partnership with the Exmoor Holiday Company/ Exmoor Bluebird ABnB. With a passion for adoption within her family the owner, Jess, of Exmoor Holiday Company will be working with us this year to not only raise fund for the charity and offering the stunning location for events but in also […]

  • Patron Michael Caines lauches Luxury Country Hotel in East Devon

    LYMPSTONE MANOR TO OPEN IN SPRING 2017 Our very own Patron Michael Caines, one of Britain’s most celebrated and best known chefs, is set to open the luxury country retreat Lympstone Manor in Devon in spring 2017. Located on the southern edge of Lympstone village, between Exeter and Exmouth, the Grade II listed Georgian mansion […]

  • 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 […]


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