“We went through 3 rounds of IVF unsuccessfully and it was during this process that the intention to adopt gradually crystallised – there was no light bulb moment – it just seemed the inevitable and natural thing to do. A need for a genetic link was never the be-all and end-all (after all we loved each other and there was no genetic link there!). Looking back on it now I don’t think our child could feel more like ours, even if there was that genetic link…”
St. Francis’ Children’s Society is a highly respected independent adoption agency and children’s charity. Our history dates back almost 150 years.
Rated ‘Good’ by Ofsted, our main focus is on placing vulnerable children with new families through our Adoption Connections service, which delivers excellent results and exceptionally low disruption rates.
We are based in Milton Keynes, and operate within a 50-mile radius of our offices. This covers Buckinghamshire, Bedfordshire, Northamptonshire, Hertfordshire, and parts of Cambridgeshire and East Anglia.
Our personal, effective and flexible service helps people to overcome barriers to adoption, and the wide range of support services available to our adopters – before, during and after placement – are second to none.
SFCS is especially committed to finding families for those children who wait longest in the care system before finding adoptive families. Our Diversity Project page will tell you more.
But we don’t stop there. Birth relatives who have lost a child to adoption may be able to access our renowned Birth Connections service through their local authority, providing them with support, advice and counselling.
And our Building Connections service is there to help adopted adults and birth families to trace their family members, whilst offering the vital support and counselling this often difficult journey requires.
SFCS truly offers a ‘cradle to grave’ service to anyone whose life has been touched by adoption.