Could you adopt
an older child?
Could you adopt
an older child?
Currently we have a shortage of adoptive parents just like you coming forward to adopt.

The only thing they’re waiting for, is you.

The only thing they’re waiting for, is you.

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"The single greatest gift our parents gave us

was each other."

Our Priority Children
Sibling groups, children over 4 years old and children with additional needs.
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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.

What's New at Families for Children?

‘Eggcellent’ Easter Egg Hunt at Lympstone Manor

Children and parents spent a wonderful morning in the beautiful grounds of Lympstone Manor searching for eggs left by Lympstone’s...

Welcome Jon White

A huge welcome to Jon white who has joined us as Centre Manager and Outdoor Education Lead for Families for...

‘Big Thanks’ Exeter Foundation

Families for Children were once again delighted to be one of the nominated charities of the Exeter Foundation, where we...

Introducing Dr Jess Parffrey, Consultant Clinical Psychologist

To introduce myself, I’m Dr Jess Parffrey, a Consultant Clinical Psychologist now working with Families for Children for 2 days...

Did you know? We host Information Sessions too!


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Family Stories

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


Working with us

Explore current opportunities to work for Families for Children adoption agency.


Watch our film

See what Families for Children is all about and how we can help you in our short video.


Celebrity Support

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

“Our Social Worker was a tower of strength, always on the end of the phone, visiting, often with calming words of advice.”

FFC Family

"We will always be grateful for what the Agency have done for us, and will probably continue to do, to support our family. We feel incredibly privileged…"

"Adoption means that you grew in your mummy’s heart instead of her tummy."

A six year old adopted child

"I think the best thing my mum has done was to adopt me and my brother. It makes me feel proud. She decided to adopt instead of having her own child, and…"

A very special 10 year old boy

"At my birthday party my friends gave me money instead of presents. I want you to use this money for other children to find forever mummies and daddies."

FFC Adopters

"At my birthday party my friends gave me money instead of presents. I want you to use this money for other children to find forever mummies and daddies."

A child adopted through FFC

“I have so much more understanding of where my child is coming from – what might be going on for them and tools to help them.”

A adopted parent on our therapeutic training

“Immediately changed our lives, can try things out straight away – has benefited the whole family.”

A adopted parent on our support services