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  • “I can’t imagine life without her – now I realise how empty my life was before.”

    Read about our wonderful adopter Lilly from Dorchester as she talks about her experience with BBC Radio Solent. Lilly Fahey adopted Kirsten when Kirsten was three years old. She hadn’t had the easiest start to her life. She was born four weeks premature with a serious heart condition, and she still has foetal alcohol syndrome […]

  • Caroline Davis, CEO meets BBC’s Mr Poldark at Premier

    Caroline Davis, CEO  and social worker Carol Wood along with actors, directors, producers and an entire entourage of TV executives decamped from London to Cornwall for the first screening of the BBC’s new adaptation of Winston Graham’s saga of a mining family this month. The lucky two meet the delectable Aidan Turner who plays Ross […]

  • My Adoption Journey by Mark Tyler, Patron.

    Mark’s birth mother Moira was nineteen years old in 1963 when she became pregnant by Roger.  Moira’s parents made the decision that she should have her baby adopted – she was therefore sent to Dartmoor during her pregnancy before going to Torquay for the birth.  Baby David Christopher (as Mark was then known) was then […]

  • Patron, Michael Caines MBE shares his Adoption Story

    Families for Children Patron Michael Caines MBE has always known that he was adopted.  Michael grew up with a sense of knowing he was different but was adopted into “an amazing family and never wanted for any love or felt that I was somehow missing out on something”.  Pat and Peter Caines adopted Michael (the […]

  • Symposium on the Neuroscience of Adoption & Fostering presented by Dr. Margot Sunderland

    Families for Children Adoption are delighted to be hosting a training symposium with Dr Margot Sunderland on Friday 15 May 2015 at Dartington Hall, Dartington, Devon on The neuroscience of adoption and fostering. Dr Margot Sunderland is the author of over twenty books in the field of child mental health including The Science of Parenting.   […]

  • Adoption – Ordinary People do Extraordinary things

    Our very own North Devon practice manager, Jakki Parsons, has put pen to paper to share her experience on what a difference love and security can make to a child’s life. Thank you to the North Devon Journal who have printed in this weeks opinion page We’ve all met them…. You know…those people that make […]

  • Celebrating Mums Everywhere – Happy Mother’s Day

    What does being a Mum mean to you? With Mother’s Day just around the corner Families for Children want to celebrate just what its means to be a mum. For many adoption is the last step in what has been a long and emotional road to becoming a parent so the meaning of motherhood can […]

  • Exeter firms cycle to the finish to raise vital funds for local Adoption charity

    This National Adoption week saw local Exeter based WSP challenge fellow firm Parsons Brinckerhoff to the ultimate static cycle race to raise awareness and much needed funds to support families who have adopted in Exeter. Over the course of a day early this month, members of both WSP Exeter, and Parsons Brinckerhoff took part in […]

  • Local Celebrity Patrons come out in force to support adoption agency.

    Actress Caroline Quentin, celebrity chef Michael Caines, MBE, presenters Judi Spiers and Mark Tyler joined children’s author David Lawrence Jones to share their happy childhood memories to highlight the fact that many children awaiting adoption don’t have such memories. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3Tb_lHD7Q7Y The short film put together by Families for Children send a message that some children […]

  • Great Cycle Challenge to raise awareness for Adoption

    Getting on their bikes for National Adoption Week. This National Adoption week local Exeter firms WSP have challenged Parsons Brinckerhoff to the ultimate static cycle race to raise awareness and much needed funds to support families who have adopted in Exeter. Over the course of a probably wet and windy November’s day, members of both […]

  • Families for Children welcome expansion plans

    Families for Children have been providing Adoption Services and Support across the South West for over 80 years. Over the last 21 years they have placed over 500 children with loving and secure adopted families in Devon, Cornwall and Dorset and are supporting around 120 families with their adoption support services. They are therefore excited […]

  • Family fun day at Westpoint

    What a fabulous Family Fun Day we had at Westpoint Exeter on Saturday 6th September. Thank you to everyone at Westpoint who helped to make this day happen. It was lovely to catch up with our patrons Judi Spiers and David Lawrence Jones – with David presenting a cheque for £400 to FFC from the […]

 

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