Latest News

National Adoption Week (17-23rd October)

Monday, October 17th, 2016

Have you ever thought about adopting a child?

Family Care Adoption Services N.I is a specialist adoption agency with offices in both Derry and Belfast.  Ms Anne O’Hagan Assistant CEO of the agency is inviting people during National Adoption Week to take the first step towards adopting a child by finding out more about the process.

Ms O’Hagan said “FCAS specialises in finding forever families for young children usually aged 3 years and upwards, and for brothers and sisters.  In recent months, 9 children have successfully joined their forever families and the agency will continue to support these new families for as long as is needed.”

FCAS is also presently involved in recruiting concurrent carers for babies and young children often 2 years of age and younger who are likely to need adoption but who still have a chance of being reunited with their birth family.  Ms O’Hagan advised that “concurrent carers would initially foster the baby while the courts decide whether or not it is safe for him to return to his birth family.  If this is not possible the baby is then adopted by his concurrent carers which in turn successfully avoids the disruption and upset for the child that another move in care would cause.”

This is what one of our adoptive parents had to say about their experience:

“Our daughter came to us aged 8 months and from the moment we saw her we knew in our hearts that she was the perfect match for our family. Now aged 4 she is a loving confident sociable little girl who is loved by us and our family. From initial enquiry and throughout the adoption process we have put our trust in Family Care Adoption Services and they have provided all the support we required. We cannot recommend them highly enough.”

If you wish to find out more about adoption/ concurrent planning or receive an information pack please get in touch with us at:

Family Care Adoption Services                       Family Care Adoption Services

97 Malone Avenue                                          9 Orchard Business Park

Belfast                                                             Pennyburn Industrial Estate

BT9 6EQ                                                          Derry  BT48 OLU

Telephone:                  028 90 691133            Telephone:              028 71 368592

Monday – Friday 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

We would be delighted to hear from you.

Thank you.

  • For media enquiries contact: Veronica Morris on 07833 747 352 or