REAL ADOPTER STORIES: Andy, Jackie & Jenny

May 15, 2017

Andy and Jackie became parents to 7-year-old Jenny, with the help of St. Francis’ Children’s Society.* *All names have been changed for reasons of confidentiality.   Jenny was placed with us in October 2014 at the age of 7½. Because of her age, she was considered ‘hard to adopt’. We met her at an Exchange Day. […]


REAL ADOPTER STORIES: Michael and Kate

March 29, 2017

Michael and Kate* adopted siblings with St. Francis’ Children’s Society. We’re so grateful to them for sharing their journey… * Names have been changed for reasons of confidentiality   Our adoption story began in January 2014, when we made our first phonecall to SFCS.  We were hoping to adopt two siblings; we believed that, as […]


ADOPTER Q&A: Elaine’s story

October 19, 2016

Elaine* has adopted three siblings with the help of St. Francis’ Children’s Society. We’re delighted that she has agreed to take part in this honest and revealing Adopter Q&A. *All names have been changed for reasons of confidentiality   How did you arrive at the decision to adopt? I had numerous unsuccessful relationships and decide […]


REAL ADOPTER STORIES: Marie and Lola

October 17, 2016

Marie* became a mum with the help of Adoption Connections at St. Francis’ Children’s Society (SFCS). Marie is a single, black adopter and she and her daughter Lola live locally. *Names have been changed for reasons of confidentiality   I always knew that I would adopt. I just never thought I’d do it as a single […]


Share your story this National Adoption Week!

August 19, 2016

Here at SFCS, preparations for National Adoption Week are already taking shape. National Adoption Week 2016 begins on Monday 17th October and this year’s theme is #SupportAdoption As always, the need to find families for the most vulnerable children remains the central focus of the NAW campaign. But this year, it will also aim to […]


REAL ADOPTER STORIES: Maggie, Iain, Maisie & Aaron

October 21, 2015

Maggie and Iain became parents with the help of St. Francis’ Children’s Society.  They adopted siblings – Maisie and Aaron – after meeting them at an Adoption Activity Day.* *Names have been changed for reasons of confidentiality   We always wanted to have children.  When it turned out that we were very unlikely to have […]


REAL ADOPTER STORIES: Sarah, Dave & Freya

October 19, 2015

With the help of St. Francis’ Children’s Society, Sarah and Dave became parents to 7-year-old Freya.* *Names have been changed for reasons of confidentiality   We decided to adopt after many years of consideration and after the positive experience of a family friend, of a similar age to ourselves, who had adopted an older child. […]