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

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LGBTQ+ Adopt with Pride

We welcome enquiries from the LGBTQ+ community

Happy Returns
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
Be the Adoption Support you wish you had
Be the Adoption Support you
wish you had
If you adopted, could you spare 1.5 hours a week to support a fellow adopter?
COVID-19 – Accessing Adoption Information
COVID-19 – Accessing Adoption Information
Amid the current concerns and uncertainty surrounding the COVID-19 outbreak, we wanted to take some time to assure those thinking about adoption that you are still able to access all the necessary information about the adoption process, the children waiting for families and how Families for Children can support you as you take your first steps.
COVID 19 - Support for Adoptive Families
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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.


Family Stories

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


Adoption Process

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


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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?

Cornavirus 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...

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Local families speak out to encourage people to come forward to adopt 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 to tackle racism

As a Voluntary Adoption Agency (VAA) seeking to promote excellence in the adoption system, we strive to uphold anti-racist values....

“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."

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."

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

"Thank you so much for a fantastic day at the South Devon Family Adventure Day.

We ALL loved it! The setting is beautiful; barn, camp fire area, pizza oven and land around fantastic. 

The children really took to Jon (Outdoor Centre Manager), my son said to me yesterday that he was a 'really good guy'!!

Can't wait for the next one!!"

FFC Adopter

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