Meet Sue!

May 13, 2022

The adoption process is often seen as a triangle, with each corner representing a different party who is affected; birth parents; adoptive parents; the child, or children, involved. At SFCS we support all three groups, with certain members of our team specialising in offering the appropriate support to each.   So, without further ado… meet […]


Jennifer’s Story

July 09, 2021

National statistics reveal that black and mixed-heritage children are disproportionately represented in the care system; 14% of the UK population is from a BAME background, but 18% of children waiting for adoption are from these backgrounds. SFCS is actively reaching out to prospective adopters from black, Asian & other ethnic backgrounds to meet this need […]


Adopters from black, Asian and minority ethnic backgrounds needed

July 02, 2021

At a time when national statistics reveal that black and mixed-heritage children are disproportionately represented in the care system, SFCS is supporting the National Adoption Recruitment campaign (#YouCanAdopt) to raise awareness of the need for more adopters from black, Asian and other minority ethnic groups in the UK. Latest government data shows that 14% of […]


SFCS on air again!

June 28, 2021

On Friday 11th June, our Marketing Officer Vicky and our Fundraiser Anju were on air to chat about the adoption process and the invaluable work SFCS does. We were delighted to be invited to join Thia Cooper on her Stony Radio show, Thia’s Chatty Charity Show.  You can hear the full recording of the show here. […]


Fran’s Story

June 21, 2021

Children from black, Asian & other ethnic backgrounds wait longer in care for adoptive families, through no fault of their own.  Latest figures released by the national #YouCanAdopt campaign reveal that 8% of children in care are from black ethnic groups, but only 2.7% of people approved to adopt in 2018/19 were black. SFCS is […]


Positive reviews for SFCS online training

May 17, 2021

During lockdown, the Consortium of Voluntary Adoption Agencies (CVAA) has been tapping into SFCS’s expertise in supporting adopted adults and birth families. Since the beginning of the year, CVAA have invited SFCS to deliver two webinars as part of their Practice Programme for adoption practitioners across the sector – and the feedback has been overwhelmingly […]


Natalie & Phil’s adoption story

May 07, 2021

Natalie and Phil* became parents when they adopted two brothers with the help of SFCS.  We’re very grateful to them for sharing their adoption journey with us for the #YouCanAdopt siblings campaign… * Names have been changed for reasons of confidentiality   We have always wanted to adopt, ever since our teen years.  We both […]


SFCS hits the airwaves!

May 03, 2021

If you were listening to Andy Collins’ Breakfast Show on BBC 3 Counties Radio this morning, chances are you learnt a thing or two about SFCS and our drive to encourage more people to consider adopting siblings. At just after 8.15 this morning, our adopter Owen and our senior social worker Sue spoke to Andy […]


#YouCanAdopt Siblings

April 23, 2021

Could you adopt siblings? A new nationwide campaign from the #YOUCANADOPT team has launched today. The campaign will focus on sibling groups and encourage those considering adoption to think about adopting brothers and sisters together.  SFCS is proud to be taking part in the campaign. Latest figures show there are currently 2,030 children waiting to […]


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 […]