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NAW 2020: Carol’s story

October 16, 2020

As National Adoption Week continues, we’re delighted to share Carol’s story. Carol is supporting the national campaign, and encouraging more members of the Black, Asian & Minority Ethnic (BAME) community to consider adoption.   Dr Carol Dennis is 58 and from South London. She and her husband adopted 4 year old Kwame two years ago. […]


Gavin Williamson calls for overhaul of ‘overly bureaucratic adoption system’

October 14, 2020

To coincide with National Adoption Week, the DfE have issued a press release, in which Education Secretary Gavin Williamson calls for an overhaul of our ‘overly bureaucratic adoption system’. Source: UK Government website: https://www.gov.uk/government/news/education-secretary-urges-overhaul-to-adoption-system   An overly bureaucratic system that places too high a burden on parents who want to adopt is making it harder […]


National Adoption Week begins

October 12, 2020

Today marks the start of National Adoption Week! This year’s campaign will be slightly different, as it falls in the middle of the national #YouCanAdopt campaign. Whilst the #YouCanAdopt campaign seeks to bust the myths around who is eligible to adopt, the National Adoption Week campaign will particularly reach out to members of the Black, […]


National #YouCanAdopt campaign launches

September 16, 2020

A new nationwide campaign, #YouCanAdopt, is being launched today to dispel myths around who is eligible to adopt and encourage more people to consider adoption. A coalition of National, Regional and Voluntary adoption agencies across the country, supported by the Department for Education (DfE), have joined forces to launch a nationwide recruitment campaign to raise […]


Become a Friend of St. Francis

August 17, 2020

Almost two years ago, to mark National Adoption Week 2018, SFCS relaunched its regular giving scheme, Friends of St. Francis. By becoming a Friend of St. Francis, you can support our invaluable work with vulnerable children and their families. We know that it takes a special kind of person to adopt. Often, parents and their adopted children […]


SFCS kids get arty!

August 03, 2020

Last month, SFCS enlisted the help of Brush Party UK to host a special online painting party for some of our families – and the results are fantastic! This special event was completely free of charge for our adoptive families, as it was funded by BBC Children in Need. In the week before the event took place, […]


Coronavirus Update

July 17, 2020

Following advice issued by the UK government, SFCS have made some changes to the way we operate for the time being, to protect our staff and all the clients, adopters and families we work with. Please be assured, we are still welcoming new adoption enquiries and providing high-quality services and support to all of our […]


REAL ADOPTER STORIES: Nicola, Steven & Lucy

June 28, 2020

Nicola and Steven became parents when they adopted their daughter Lucy with the help of SFCS.* Here, they share the joys of welcoming their child into their family. *Names have been changed for reasons of confidentiality   Following several years of not being able to conceive and deciding not to take the IVF route, we […]


Still seeking families for children in care

June 15, 2020

St. Francis’ Children’s Society (SFCS) are urging people who are considering adoption to come forward, as they continue to welcome adoption enquiries despite current lockdown restrictions. Alison Miller, CEO of St. Francis’ Children’s Society says, “Although the country is in lockdown, around 3,000 children are still in care, waiting to find their forever homes. In […]


Resources for adoptive families during Coronavirus – UPDATED

June 10, 2020

Coronavirus is having an impact on everyone in the UK, and we have all been asked to make dramatic changes to the way we live our lives for the time being. We know that social distancing and self-isolation will put pressure on many families, but adoptive families may face additional challenges at such a time. […]