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I’m Searching For Long Lost Family Members

St. Francis’ Children’s Society (SFCS) is an adoption agency committed to helping those connected to us, whose lives have been touched by adoption. This may include children in care, adoptive families or adults who were adopted through SFCS as children.


Due to the current situation with Covid-19, we have had to furlough some of our staff.

We need to temporarily prioritise the essential work of supporting our adopters who have children placed with them.

The consultant social worker who deals with our birth records work has been asked to cover other duties at this time, and as such, we are unable to offer access to records or intermediary work until further notice.

Thank you for your understanding. Please do keep an eye on this page for future updates.

Elderly lady comforting younger ladyBuilding Connections is our birth records counselling and family tracing service. As well as seeking access to their files and paperwork, we can also help adopted adults and birth families to trace their family members.

At every step of this long and sometimes difficult journey, our experienced and sensitive staff are here to offer the vital advice, counselling and support.

At present, we are only able to help adult adoptees who were adopted through SFCS. Our Support for Adopted Adults page will tell you more about the support we can provide.

If you are a birth relative and your child was adopted through SFCS, we may also be able to help you to trace your child or children. Our Support for birth families page will tell you more.