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Raise funds with 5k May

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 […]


REAL ADOPTER STORIES: James and Will

March 03, 2021

James and Will became parents with the help of SFCS, when they adopted siblings, Joel and Mikey*. To mark LGBT+ Adoption & Fostering Week, they share their story with us… *All names have been changed for reasons of confidentiality This might sound really silly, but we were watching a David Attenborough programme and he was […]


LGBT+ Adoption & Fostering Week 2021

March 01, 2021

Today marks the start of LGBT+ Adoption & Fostering Week 2021! SFCS is joining over 100 agencies and local authorities from across the UK to support the campaign and encourage people from the LGBTQ+ community to consider adoption and fostering. Now in its tenth year, LGBT+ Adoption & Fostering Week is organised by New Family […]


Safer Internet Day 2021

February 09, 2021

Today is Safer Internet Day 2021, and the theme is ‘An internet we trust – exploring reliability in the online world’. Safer Internet Day (SID2021) aims to inspire a national conversation about using technology responsibly, respectfully, critically, and creatively. This annual, global event is coordinated in the UK by the UK Safer Internet Centre. The […]


Spotlight on… Adoption Resources

January 26, 2021

Adopting a child is a life-changing event.  No-one should enter into it lightly and at SFCS, we always strongly urge our enquirers to find out as much as they can about adoption before embarking on their journey. Thankfully, SFCS provides a huge range of online adoption resources for just this purpose. If you’re wondering whether […]


Get fit for SFCS

January 15, 2021

As we settle into 2021, many people will be making progress with their New Year’s Resolutions. On 1st January, countless people will have set fitness goals for themselves for the months ahead.  Perhaps you want to run a certain number of miles in January.  Maybe you’re planning to walk a certain number of steps every day.  […]


Resources for adoptive families during lockdown

January 11, 2021

Coronavirus is having a huge impact on everyone in the UK.  We now find ourselves in a third national lockdown, and we are once again being asked to make dramatic changes to the way we live our lives. We know that social distancing, self-isolation and the rules against households mixing will put pressure on many […]


SFCS: Review of 2020

January 06, 2021

As we say goodbye to 2020, it’s a good opportunity to reflect on what has been a challenging year for so many people. But there is also cause for celebration, as we look back on all the positive outcomes we’ve achieved for adopters and vulnerable children. As lockdown began in March 2020, some SFCS staff […]