It is with great sadness that we have to announce Families for Children is now officially closed.

We have had to take this decision due to the reduced number of children being placed with Voluntary Adoption Agencies and fewer permanency plans for adoption, which as our main source of income has directly affected our charitable finances.

We are extremely proud of the service and support we have been able to provide over the past 30 years, and the impact we have had on the lives of those affected by adoption.

Families for Children Trustees and CEO would like to thank adopters, staff, Patrons, and other agencies who have supported the charity over the years.

Thinking about adopting?

If you are considering adoption then please contact your local Regional Adoption Agency or visit the CVAA to find out what adoption services are available to you in your area.

CVAA                      - www.cvaa.org.uk
Adopt South West  - adoptsouthwest@devon.gov.uk  Tel:0345 155 1076
Cornwall LA            - adoption@cornwall.gov.uk  or familyplus@cornwall.gov.uk Tel: 01872 322200
Aspire                     - aasgsduty@aspire.co.uk Tel: 0300 123 9868

Needing Adoption Support?

If you adopted through Families for Children then you should be able to receive support from your local adoption agency.

Additional adoption support services are available from Parents and Children Together (PACT) for you and your family, should you need it. To access this you must sign up before the deadline date of the 31st December 2022 even if you don’t need these services immediately. Please click here for more details.

Accessing Birth Family Records

If you were adopted through Families for Children and need to access your birth family records these are being held with Devon County Council. Please contact Adopt South West for further information.

Lucinda Coleman and Stephen Hobson of Francis Clark LLP, were appointed Liquidators of Families For Children Trust on 4th November 2022. Any queries relating to the liquidation, should be sent by email to business.recovery@pkf-francisclark.co.uk

Last updated 27 October 2022