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Become an #XmasPartyHero!

November 18, 2020

Sadly, staff Christmas parties will be out of the question for many companies this year. But you can spread some good cheer and become an #XmasPartyHero by donating your Christmas party budget to charity. Xmas Party Heroes are a movement looking to ensure that unspent party and entertaining budgets are put to charitable use this […]

Support SFCS while doing your Christmas shopping

November 15, 2020

In the current climate, it’s likely that many people will do their Christmas shopping online this year. But did you know you can spread some good cheer and raise funds for SFCS while you shop online, and it won’t cost you a penny. As a registered charity, SFCS relies on donations and fundraising efforts to […]

Coronavirus Update – October 2020

October 23, 2020

As the Covid-19 pandemic continues to affect us all, we have adapted the way we operate 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 adopters and other service-users.  As […]

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:   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, […]

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 […]