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Big Adoption Day 2018

March 14, 2018

For the third year in a row, SFCS will be celebrating Big Adoption Day!  We are excited to be joining other independent adoption agencies across England to celebrate the event on Wednesday, 21st March 2018. On that day, SFCS and many other independent adoption agencies will be opening their doors simultaneously to enquiring adopters, hosting what is […]


March 09, 2018

James and Will became parents with the help of SFCS, when they adopted siblings, Joel and Mikey*. To mark LGBT Adoption & Fostering Week 2018, 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 […]


March 05, 2018

Emma and Zoe became parents with the help of SFCS, when they adopted Liam and Ethan*. To mark LGBT Adoption & Fostering Week 2018, they share their story with us… *All names have been changed for reasons of confidentiality My wife and I knew we wanted a family after we got married.  We explored a […]

LGBT Adoption & Fostering Week

March 02, 2018

LGBT Adoption & Fostering Week begins this Monday, 5th March, and St. Francis’ Children’s Society (SFCS) is taking the opportunity to encourage members of the LGBT community to consider adoption. More LGBT adopters and foster carers are needed to provide loving, stable homes for vulnerable children, particularly for those over four years old and sibling […]

Triangle Project opens its doors

March 01, 2018

Are you interested in exploring a different route to adoption? St. Francis’ Children’s Society (SFCS) has launched a new initiative offering an alternative route to adoption. Launching today, Thursday 1st March, The Triangle Project offers early permanence placements for vulnerable children. Early permanence is the term given to placements intended to speed up a child’s […]

SFCS and the MK Marathon

February 22, 2018

SFCS is thrilled to have five runners taking part in the Milton Keynes Marathon and Half Marathon which takes place on 7th May 2018. This will be our biggest team in recent years. We are expecting the runners to raise over £1,000 between them, with one of our fab five determined to beat last year’s […]

Safer Internet Day 2018

February 05, 2018

SFCS is proud to be an official supporter of Safer Internet Day 2018, joining the campaign to promote the safe and responsible use of technology. Coordinated in the UK by the UK Safer Internet Centre, Safer Internet Day will take place on Tuesday 6th February 2018.  Celebrated in over 100 countries, the event sees thousands of organisations get […]

Musical fundraising for SFCS

February 02, 2018

Back in December, the MKU3A Choir held a Christmas Carol Concert at Lovat Hall in Newport Pagnell. SFCS were one of two charities to benefit and we received a fantastic donation of £450! We would like to take this opportunity to say a huge thank you to the MKU3A Choir for their support. Congratulations to […]

Spotlight on… Social Support & Family Events

January 19, 2018

Adopting a child is a life-changing event.  Anyone who adopts a child through SFCS will be guaranteed the best support services to help them on their journey. But as well as the professional help and advice offered by our staff, we also believe it’s vitally important for adopters and adopted children to have contact and […]

Pupil Premium for adopted children

January 05, 2018

We’d like to take this last opportunity to remind our adopters to claim the Pupil Premium allowance for their school-age children – the deadline is approaching fast! Children in state-funded education in England who were adopted from care in England and Wales, or who left care under a Special Guardianship Order or Child Arrangements Order / Residence Order […]