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Fran’s Story

June 21, 2021

Children from black, Asian & other ethnic backgrounds wait longer in care for adoptive families, through no fault of their own.  Latest figures released by the national #YouCanAdopt campaign reveal that 8% of children in care are from black ethnic groups, but only 2.7% of people approved to adopt in 2018/19 were black. SFCS is […]


Support SFCS for Small Charity Week

June 11, 2021

Monday 14th June marks the start of Small Charity Week, and SFCS will be joining thousands of other small charities across the UK to bang the drum for small organisations which do such vital work in their communities. Throughout Small Charity Week, we’ll be busy across our social media channels – sharing lots of simple, […]


Free events for Muslims considering adoption

May 24, 2021

Since September 2020, SFCS has been playing an active part in the government funded #YouCanAdopt project.  We have joined forces with a coalition of National, Regional and Voluntary adoption agencies across the country, to raise awareness of adoption and encourage more prospective adopters to come forward. So far, the campaign has busted many of the […]


Positive reviews for SFCS online training

May 17, 2021

During lockdown, the Consortium of Voluntary Adoption Agencies (CVAA) has been tapping into SFCS’s expertise in supporting adopted adults and birth families. Since the beginning of the year, CVAA have invited SFCS to deliver two webinars as part of their Practice Programme for adoption practitioners across the sector – and the feedback has been overwhelmingly […]


Natalie & Phil’s adoption story

May 07, 2021

Natalie and Phil* became parents when they adopted two brothers with the help of SFCS.  We’re very grateful to them for sharing their adoption journey with us for the #YouCanAdopt siblings campaign… * Names have been changed for reasons of confidentiality   We have always wanted to adopt, ever since our teen years.  We both […]


SFCS hits the airwaves!

May 03, 2021

If you were listening to Andy Collins’ Breakfast Show on BBC 3 Counties Radio this morning, chances are you learnt a thing or two about SFCS and our drive to encourage more people to consider adopting siblings. At just after 8.15 this morning, our adopter Owen and our senior social worker Sue spoke to Andy […]


#YouCanAdopt Siblings

April 23, 2021

Could you adopt siblings? A new nationwide campaign from the #YOUCANADOPT team has launched today. The campaign will focus on sibling groups and encourage those considering adoption to think about adopting brothers and sisters together.  SFCS is proud to be taking part in the campaign. Latest figures show there are currently 2,030 children waiting to […]


Join 5k May and raise funds for SFCS!

April 13, 2021

Join the 5k May Challenge and raise money for SFCS – it’s really easy! Many people feel that if they can’t run a marathon or scale Mount Kilimanjaro, they can’t take part in a fundraising challenge for their favourite charity.  Through the 5k May Challenge, Just Giving and Run For Heroes are aiming to make […]


These children are waiting – why are you?

March 22, 2021

Today, St. Francis’ Children’s Society has joined forces with other Voluntary Adoption Agencies (VAAs) in the UK to ask potential adopters to think about the children who wait longest in care before being adopted. Brothers and sisters who need to stay together, children aged 4 and over, children with additional needs, and children of a […]


Rightmove MK Marathon Weekend

March 10, 2021

We’re entering marathon season, and the gradual lifting of Covid restrictions gives us hope that UK charities will once again be able to benefit from the amazing fundraising opportunities these events offer. Are you a budding runner? Have you been training for a marathon run during lockdown? Or have you been increasing your fitness and […]