SFCS Advent Calendar 2015

November 26, 2015

It’s almost December, and SFCS is getting into the festive mood – we’re delighted to introduce you to the first ever SFCS Advent Calendar!  Why not count down the days until Christmas with SFCS this year? Every day on our Facebook page, we’ll be posting a new ‘window’ for our visitors to ‘open’.  Each window […]

REAL ADOPTER STORIES: Caroline and her son, Steven

October 22, 2015

Caroline became a mum with the help of St. Francis’ Children’s Society (SFCS).  Caroline is a single, black adopter and she and her son Steven live locally. *Names have been changed for reasons of confidentiality. I always knew I wanted children.  It didn’t happen for me naturally, so I decided to adopt.  I’m divorced, but […]

REAL ADOPTER STORIES: Maggie, Iain, Maisie & Aaron

October 21, 2015

Maggie and Iain became parents with the help of St. Francis’ Children’s Society.  They adopted siblings – Maisie and Aaron – after meeting them at an Adoption Activity Day.* *Names have been changed for reasons of confidentiality   We always wanted to have children.  When it turned out that we were very unlikely to have […]


October 19, 2015

With the help of St. Francis’ Children’s Society, Sarah and Dave became parents to 7-year-old Freya.* *Names have been changed for reasons of confidentiality   We decided to adopt after many years of consideration and after the positive experience of a family friend, of a similar age to ourselves, who had adopted an older child. […]

Adopter conference booking NOW OPEN!

July 06, 2015

We’re delighted to announce that booking for our annual adopter conference is now open! Entitled ‘Taming the Tiger – Emotional regulation for children with complex trauma’, the conference takes place on Saturday 21st November at The Ridgeway Centre, Milton Keynes. Our adopter conference will be led by Dr Renée P Marks.  Dr Marks works as […]

LGBT Adoption & Fostering Week 2015

February 27, 2015

Next week is LGBT Adoption & Fostering Week 2015! LGBT Adoption & Fostering Week is run by New Family Social, the UK support group for LGBT adopters and foster carers. During the week, they will be raising the profile of adoption and fostering in the LGBT community, sharing information, and promoting events for Lesbian, Gay, […]

Andy Sawford MP meets SFCS adopters

February 23, 2015

Last Wednesday, 18th February, SFCS welcomed Andy Sawford MP to a special tea party in Corby, where he met some of our adopters and their children.  The event was held to raise awareness of the need to recruit more adopters in the area. Our Adoption Connections service guides and supports prospective adopters through the adoption […]