• What is adoption? Find out what adoption means from an adoptive parent's perspective,
    a child's perspective, and from a social workers perspective.

  • 10 things to consider
    when adopting a child
    A compliation of top considerations from adopters
    and from social workers

Every Step Blog is run by Families for Children specialist adoption agency - Cornwall, Devon, Dorset and Somerset.

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  • Adoption Support Fund (ASF) explained

    The Adoption Support Fund (ASF) is available nationally from May 2015. It was established because many families need some kind of therapeutic support following adoption and too many have struggled to get the help they need in the past. The Fund will enable them to access the services they need more easily in future. Who […]

  • Adopt South West is the new partnership of Devon Adoption agencies launched by Michael Caines MBE

    Today, Michelin-starred, celebrity chef, Michael Caines, MBE, is announcing the launch of a unique partnership of adoption agencies based in Devon, Adopt South West. The new partnership includes the adoption agencies of Devon County Council, Plymouth City Council, Torbay Council and charities Barnardo’s and Families for Children. Adopt South West, who are committed to finding […]

  • Adopting at nearly 50. Lilly tells her story on BBC Radio Solent.

    For some people adopting at nearly 50 would be very daunting, but for Lilly Fahey, she tells Steve Harris from Radio Solent how adopting a child has enriched her life. Lilly says “I can’t imagine life without her – now I realise how empty my life was before.” Lilly from Dorchester, adopted Kirsten four years […]

  • Actress Clare Grogan talks about adopting

    In a recent article published by the Express Newspaper, actress Clare Grogan talks about what it’s like to adopt and admits that it is a lot tougher than she had expected. The article, by Simon Button tells Clare’s story beautifully and highlights the emotional roller coaster of adopting a child. CLARE’S STORY… AFTER miscarriages and IVF […]

  • Highest Adoption rates in England since 1992

    The latest figures from the Department for Education (DfE) show that there were more adopters in England during 2014 than any time since 1992. The DfE noted that 5,050 ‘looked after children’ were adopted during 2014. This represents a 26% increase on 2013 and a 58% increase since 2010. This is a huge improvement, which […]

  • Adoption – Ordinary People doing Extrordinary things

    We’ve all met them…. You know…those people that make us feel a bit inadequate. Those people who seem to be able to cope with anything life throws at them and still be able to smile! Well sometimes it can seem like that when talking to our adopters. There are those that just manage to take […]

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