Count down to Christmas with SFCS

December 09, 2020

There’s no escaping it – Christmas is on its way! This December, we’re paying homage to the song ‘The 12 Days of Christmas’ by sharing ‘The 12 Stories of Adoption’ on our social media pages. Our wonderful adopters’ stories prove that there’s no such thing as a typical adopter or a typical adoption journey.  Throughout […]

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. […]

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, […]


March 04, 2020

Jo and Alex* are a trans couple. They adopted their daughter with the help of SFCS in 2018. We are delighted that they’ve agreed to share their story with us for LGBT+ Adoption & Fostering Week 2020. *All names have been changed for reasons of confidentiality   Since the early days of our relationship, we […]


January 31, 2020

Helen and Rob* became parents in 2018, when they adopted their son Dylan* with the help of SFCS. We’re so grateful to them for sharing their adoption story… * Names have been changed for reasons of confidentiality   Our journey to having a family was not as smooth as we had always assumed it would […]

NAW 2019: Louise & Jake’s story

October 16, 2019

Louise and Jake became parents with the help of SFCS in 2011. Their daughter Jasmine is now 12 years old. They’ve travelled a rocky road, but we’re delighted that they’ve decided to share their experiences for National Adoption Week 2019.   Jake and I had been together for some time when we decided we wanted […]

REAL ADOPTER STORIES: Lisa, Stuart, Matthew & Hannah

July 05, 2019

Lisa and Stuart became parents with the help of St. Francis’ Children’s Society.  They adopted siblings – Matthew and Hannah.* *All names have been changed for reasons of confidentiality   After many years of trying naturally for a baby, we tried various fertility treatments including IVF, sadly to no avail. It became clear that, although […]


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 […]

REAL ADOPTER STORIES: Michaela & Russell

October 20, 2017

Michaela and Russell’s story is an amazing one. They adopted a sibling group of three children through SFCS, having already had two birth children. This National Adoption Week, they share their story with us. *All names have been changed for reasons of confidentiality   Our route to adoption was rather unusual! We had two birth […]

ADOPTER Q&A: Mahmood & Parveen

October 18, 2017

Mahmood and Parveen* became parents earlier this year with the help of SFCS. They adopted siblings – brothers aged 17 months and 5 months. They share their experiences with us in this insightful Q&A. *All names have been changed for reasons of confidentiality   How did you arrive at the decision to adopt? It was […]