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Celebrating 25 Years in Adoption

25th September 2018

What a historic year for Families for Children Adoption Agency. This year marks their 25th Anniversary as a charity and also celebrates 70 years of holding adoption records. The Agency celebrated with staff, colleagues, friends and adoptive families with a Service of Thanksgiving, followed by a garden cream tea at Buckfast Abbey in Devon. During […]

Thank you Exeter Foundation

25th September 2018

Smiles all round at the Exeter Foundation Dinner, where local charities were presented with cheques for 2017/18 Exeter Chiefs match bucket collections. We are delighted to be part of the Foundation again for this season. Charities benefit from Foundation efforts The outstanding efforts of the Exeter Chiefs Foundation were again highlighted at the event as […]


4th September 2018

The FB STEP group is a new on-line community for approved Early Permanence (EP) carers (people who are interested in or have adopted under Fostering to Adopt Regulations) in the South West area and their friends and family.  This EP support resource is supported by CCS Adoption and is offered in addition to the physical […]

Thank you Lympstone Manor

20th June 2018

A big thank you to our Patron Michael Caines, MBE, and all the team at Lympstone Manor who kindly donated 50p from each meal served in the restaurant in January and February to FFC. Michael and Scott Andrews, Lympstone Manor’s General Manager , handed us a cheque for over £1000 earlier this month. Lympstone Manor […]

Adoption Support Service wins 2018 Charity Governance Award

20th June 2018

Families for Children is delighted to announce that we have been awarded of one of the prestigious Charity Governance Awards for 2018. Families for Children were chosen from over 20 charities from across the UK each nominated to receive one of seven awards and a £5,000 unrestricted grant. All the shortlisted charities represented a diverse […]


An “Outstanding” performance AGAIN.

24th April 2018

Families for Children are delighted to announce that, for the third consecutive time, the Agency has been awarded ‘Outstanding’ following a recent OFSTED inspection. It is a major achievement to be recognised as one of the UK’s most prominent Adoption Agencies in providing adoption services to families across the South West Caroline Davis, CEO, comments, […]


Former Deputy Chief Executive Officer receives honour for his services to children and adoption.

3rd April 2018

We are pleased to announce that our former collegue and Deputy CEO of Families for Children, Graham Pellew, has been awarded an OBE from Prince William at Buckingham Palace.  Graham, who has recently completed 30 years of working in Adoption, was awarded the honour for his services to children and families. Graham started his career working […]


A Tale of Twins

19th October 2017

Some beautiful words about keeping siblings together from one of our young people. The Tale Of Twins Growing up I was very lucky; less then a year after my birth i was adopted along side my twin brother into a loving family. Even from a young age we’ve been like any other pair of siblings.  […]

Lifetime Achievement Award for Caroline Davis, CEO of Families for Children

18th October 2017

The National Adoption Week Awards recognise and celebrate good practice and exceptional achievement among those working or involved in adoption in England. On Tuesday 17th October, First4Adoption hosted the annual National Adoption Week Awards at the Foundling Museum, London to celebrate good practice and exceptional achievement among those working or involved in adoption in the […]

Response to media reports of Child to Parent Violence in Adoption

16th October 2017

Recent media stories have highlighted some of the difficulties that some adoptive families are facing with violence from children to parents. It is essential to communicate that many of the children placed for adoption have come from difficult backgrounds where violence between their parents was a regular and terrifying experience, but this is not true […]