Become our Friend

We know that it takes a special kind of person to adopt. Often, parents and their adopted children need extra support to navigate this sometimes tricky path. We are proud to offer our families life-long support.

Supporting us with a monthly gift will provide vital help for the adopted children who need us today and help change the lives of children who will be adopted in the future.


Why we need your support

These children have been through what no child ever should. They will have experienced abuse, been neglected and traumatised.

Because of their traumatic past, many adopted children will have complex behaviours and coping mechanisms. Their adoptive parents often need our support. Every family who adopted through us has access to our support services and we are there for them for life.

At any one time, we are supporting over 150 families.

On average, we place 25 to 35 children with families each year. So the number of families needing our support will keep increasing, year after year. To keep providing this high level of support, we need to invest more time and money into our support services. Read more in our Friends of St. Francis' leaflet.


How to become a Friend of St. Francis’

Please contact your bank to set up a standing order using our bank details below. Or you can set up a regular payment through your online bank account. If you have any questions, call us on 01908 572700 or e-mail us at

Sort code: 60-13-28 Account no: 58550895

You can also help to make your donation go further with Gift Aid. If you are a UK Taxpayer, please download and send us this Gift Aid form.


The difference your donation could make

On average, it costs us £548 to fund our post-adoption support services for a day

This covers everything from working with families on an individual basis, our adoption support consultations, family events, coffee mornings, our yearly conference and therapeutic parenting workshops.

We don’t get funding from the government for our post-adoption support services. To keep them going, we rely on the support we receive from companies, organisations and individuals who donate and fundraise for us.

If you are currently in the adoption process with SFCS then unfortunately we are unable to accept any donations until the process is complete. If you have any queries then please do get in touch.

If you do not feel able to commit to a regular donation, we gratefully accept one-off donations via BACS, cheque or online. If you would like to support us non-financially, our Fundraising Team are always grateful for new volunteers and fundraisers. We would love to hear from you.

Across a year, your monthly donation could be life-changing for the children we support...