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March 08, 2019

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 […]


March 06, 2019

Emma and Zoe became parents with the help of SFCS, when they adopted Liam and Ethan*. For LGBT+ Adoption & Fostering Week, they shared their story… *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 few ways in which […]

LGBT+ Adoption & Fostering Week

March 01, 2019

Monday marks the start of LGBT+ Adoption & Fostering Week, and once again, SFCS are proud supporters of the campaign. More LGBT+ adopters are needed to provide loving, stable homes for vulnerable children in our region and across the UK. 1 in 8 adoptions in England in 2018 were to same-sex couples, but more than […]

Safer Internet Day 2019

February 05, 2019

SFCS is proud to be an official supporter of Safer Internet Day 2019, 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 takes place on Tuesday 5th February 2019.  Celebrated in over 100 countries, the event sees thousands of organisations get involved […]

New partnership with Home for Good

January 14, 2019

St. Francis’ Children’s Society is pleased to announce that we have partnered with Home for Good, as part of their Pathway to Adoption scheme. The Home for Good initiative was launched in early 2013 as a campaign with the aim of making fostering and adoption a significant part of the life and ministry of the Church in […]

Pupil Premium for adopted children

January 07, 2019

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 […]

Thank you to our supporters!

January 04, 2019

As 2019 begins, it’s a great opportunity to look back and say a huge thank you to everyone who donated, raised funds and otherwise supported us in 2018.   January – March The year began with a love-themed concert at Woolstone Community Centre in February, kindly organised by Pat Hodges. The event raised £166, and […]

Christmas opening hours

December 17, 2018

The SFCS office will close for the Christmas break at 4.30pm on Friday 21st December, and will re-open at 9am on Wednesday 2nd January 2018. If you call the office during this period, you will hear the answerphone, and you are more than welcome to leave a message.  A duty social worker will be picking […]

Join us for our last info event of 2018!

November 30, 2018

We’re offering one final opportunity to pay us a visit and find out more about adoption in 2018! We hope you will be able to join us at our Milton Keynes office on Saturday 8th December between 10.30am – 12 noon.  Full details of the event can be found here. Our regular adoption information events are open to anyone who may […]

SFCS supports Anti-Bullying Week

November 12, 2018

Today marks the start of Anti-Bullying Week 2018 and SFCS is proud to be an official supporter of the campaign. The theme this year is #ChooseRespect. The Anti-Bullying Alliance website says: “Following a consultation with over 800 children, teachers and members of the Anti-Bullying Alliance, it emerged that a top priority was showing that bullying […]