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Project information

Adoption Support

Each year Families for Children need to raise £300,000 to support our adoptive families. We find adoptive parents for children classed as 'harder to place' eg children with extra needs, older children & siblings and provide our 'Forever Policy' of support. Your donation will keep a family together


Charity information: Families for Children Trust

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  • Need


    Nationally one in ten adoptions will break down - this is because of the tremendous needs of the children being placed for adoption; with many having suffered some form of abuse. At Families for Children we work with our families and consequently our breakdown rate is one in thirty-three. We know that the support we provide for our families keep them together. As our Patron, Caroline Quentin, says "...they (adopters) will have a constant support if they do successfully adopt through FFC".


    We provide on-going adoption support for as long as it is needed - even into adulthood.

  • Aims

    Aim 1

    To provide adoption support to keep our adoptive families together.


    » Provide a comprehensive package of adoption support including bringing in specialists from outside the agency to work alongside our adopters.

    What success will look like

    Our current breakdown rate is 1:33 much better than the national average of 1:10.

  • Impact


    Our adoption support keeps families together providing a stable family life for children who would otherwise remain in the Care System.


    There is a risk that we have lack of adopters coming forward for assessment. To overcome this we have recently appointed a Recruitment Co-ordinator to target specific areas.

    There is a risk of a lack of awareness of the Agency and adoption in general. To overcome this we have linked with several local business partners, who as well as raising vital funds for us, also help with raising awareness.


    We produce a yearly newsletter and an annual report. We have an active website which contains details of our on-going fundraising and includes testimonials from families we are working with. We have produced a DVD which gives general information about the charity and highlights our fundraising.

  • Budget

    Budget - Project Cost: £300,000

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      Amount Heading Description
      £300,000 Adoption Support Ongoing work with our adoptive families
  • Background


    We provide adoption support in Cornwall, Devon and Dorset, however the children we place for adoption come from all over the UK.


    Adopted children and their families.

  • Why Us?

    Why Us?

    Families for Children is the only voluntary adoption agency working in Cornwall, Devon or Dorset.

    Read more about the Charity running this project.


    Family Finding Team

    Our Family Finding Team assess adopters and match them with children.

    Post Adoption Team

    Our Post Adoption Team support our families once an adoption order has been made.

    Adoption Tracing Team

    Our Adoption Tracing Team provide a tracing service for adopted adults and adults wishing to trace someone who was adopted.

Families for Children is a charity close to my heart, as I am myself adopted and benefited from growing up in a loving family.

Michael Caines MBE