About us

St. Francis’ Children’s Society is a highly respected independent adoption agency and children’s charity.  Our history dates back over 150 years.

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. SFCS is especially committed to finding families for those children who wait longest in the care system before finding adoptive families. This includes children over the age of four, children from black and minority ethnic backgrounds, children with disabilities or additional needs and sibling groups.

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.

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.

SFCS is registered with Ofsted to provide adoption services. SFCS is also a registered charity (No.211670), and as such we welcome support for our valuable work from fundraisers, donors and volunteers.