Placing children for adoption across Devon, Dorset, Somerset, Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly

Why should you choose a voluntary adoption agency?
Why choose a Voluntary Adoption Agency?

Hear why these parents chose a VAA.

These children have to wait, but why are you?
Find out about children waiting the longest to be adopted
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Could you provide love & security to a sibling group, older child or child with extra needs?
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Could you adopt
an older child?
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Join us and listen to our adopters and experienced team about how you can start your adoption journey
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We welcome enquiries from the LGBTQ+ community

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Could you adopt again?
You have done it before, so could you adopt again? It would be quicker for you and quicker for the children waiting in care
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Make a positive change to a child's life today

At Families for Children, we believe that the best place for a child to grow is with their birth families. However where this is not possible we endeavour to find new adoptive families who can offer them a stable and loving home.

Families for Children is an independent, not-for-profit organisation. We are smaller than most statutory agencies and offer a personalised service to adopters from all backgrounds.

Watch and listen to these adoptive parent talking about their decision to adopt through a Voluntary Adoption Agency like Families for Children.


Family Stories

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

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Adoption Process

Read about what's required to become an adopter and how the adoption process works.

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Can I Adopt?

Check you are eligible to adopt and lets us bust some of those common myths about adoption.


LGBT+ Adoption

We welcome enquiries and applications from Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender adopters.

Want to find out if you are Eligible to Adopt through Families for Children?

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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.

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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.

Support us

As a charity, Families for Children, relies on you fundraising and donations to provide vital support to our children and their families who have been touched by the care system.

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A place where young people can come to relax, reflect and engage in outdoor activities and adventure either with their families, peers, school or as individuals.

What's New at Families for Children?

£1million charity giveaway

Families for Children is a local charity and voluntary adoption agency, who support vulnerable children touched by the care system,...

FFC Coronavirus Update

We are now back operating a Monday to Friday service and our core hours are Monday to Thursday 09.00am to 5.00pm and...

Children who wait the longest.

As National Adoption week kicks off (12th- 18th October), local adoption agency and charity, Families for Children, is turning its...

Black Lives Matter – Our Pledge

As a Voluntary Adoption Agency (VAA) seeking to promote excellence in the adoption system, we strive to uphold anti-racist values....
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Families for children adoption agency in Devon, Dorset, Somerset, Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly