• Sibling Group Adoption
    Currently there is a shortage of adoptive parents
    coming forward to adopt older children
  • Sibling Group Adoption
    Every year we need to raise 300k to support our families.
    Find out how you can help us.
  • 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
  • These Children are our priority

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 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

  • Hiblio TV – ‘Adopting a Child’ with the South West Adoption Consortium

    Listen to Hiblio talk with one of our Adopters and a representative of Adopt South West about adoption and its challenges and rewards.

  • Families for Children receive donation from local Freemasons

    Every Spring and Autumn Freemasons from around Devon gather to give support totalling £40,000 to local organisations who are in need of assistance, among which this year included “Illfracombe Y Sail” encouraging young people to take up sailing as a sports experience. The money is raised through the “WAKE Fund” a trust conceived by the […]

  • ITV West Country – Shortage of families willing to adopt older children

    Listen to Devon Adopters Belinda & Andrew as well as single Mum Holly, from Plymouth talk about their Adoption journey to ITV Westcountry’s Claire Manning Click Here to View  

  • Waiting For Someone To Call Mum Or Dad

    Listen here to our adopter, Joy from Cornwall talk to Pirate FM’s news about why she became adoptive Mum. Click Here

  • Adopt South West relaunches TV campaign for National Adoption Week

    Are children too old for adoption at four? As part of this year’s National Adoption Week (19 – 25 October) campaign, Adopt South West is asking people to consider adopting an older child as they pose the question “Too old at four?” Due to the high demand for babies, older children waiting to be adopted […]


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