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

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Why Donate to Families for Children?

Many of the children we place have experienced various forms of abuse, trauma and neglect. For many of our most disadvantaged children it takes at least four years after placement, for their trauma to manifest.

These feelings of loss, grief, or of "not belonging" can often be at key times in a child's life, when they are in school or transition between primary and secondary settings, or indeed when they are adolescent's forming their own relationships/families.

Some examples of the effects of trauma and/or neglect are:- diagnosis on the autistic spectrum, severe and complex learning difficulties, developmental delay. The impact of neglect, physical, emotional and sexual abuse, and a range of medical conditions including congenital birth defects, and alcohol or drug dependency at birth are some of the issues our placed children face.

By donating towards our work you are helping us provide FREE specialist support to some of the most vulnerable children and families; a child’s adoption into a safe, loving family is only the beginning of their new lives

Whether you decide to make a one-off donation or pledge a monthly gift, any money that you give will go directly towards our vital work with adopted children and their families. We need to raise up to £400,000 per year to be able to provide these vital services to our children and families


Making a donation online is the quickest and easiest way to show your support to Families for Children and the many vulnerable children we place for adoption. CLICK HERE to make a donation online.


Become a REGULAR donor

Thomas & George were adopted at age 9 months and 3 . Did you know it takes over 4 years for the full effects of their early years of neglect, abuse and trauma to manifest into a call for help. For as little as £4 a month, just  a £1 a week, you can help support a child who was exposed to various forms of trauma, abuse or neglect in their early years.

It is easy to become a regular donor - just CLICK HERE and help us support a child.

Donate by TEXT

You can also make instant donations by text.  To make a donation, text SUPPORTFFC to 70085  to donate £2

Texts cost £2 plus one standard rate message and you’ll be opting in to hear more about our work and fundraising via telephone and SMS. If you’d like to give £2 but do not wish to receive marketing communications, text SUPPORTFFCNOINFO to 70085.

Donate by POST

If you would prefer to post your donation to us please print and fill out our GIFT AID Declaration form and return by post.

Please make cheques or postal orders payable to Families for Children Trust and send to:
The Business Manager, Families for Children Trust, Higher Mill
Buckfast, Buckfastleigh, Devon, TQ11 0EE

Don't forget Gift Aid!

If you are a UK taxpayer your gift will be eligible for Gift Aid.  Using gift aid means that for every pound you give we can claim an extra 25p from HM Revenue and Customs, making your donation go further.

To claim Gift Aid on your cheque donation, simply complete a Gift Aid Declaration Form and send it with your donation to the address above.  If you donate online they will ask you if you would like to Gift Aid your donation – please tick YES.

If you have any questions please contact us on 01364 645480 or email

Thank you for choosing to support Families for Children. Your donation will make a huge difference to a child’s life.

Families for children adoption agency in Devon, Dorset, Somerset, Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly