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 […]


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 […]


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, […]


REAL ADOPTION STORY: Jo & Alex

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 […]


REAL ADOPTION STORY: Helen, Rob & Dylan

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 […]


REAL ADOPTER STORIES: Emma and Zoe

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 […]