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Tuesday, October 15th, 2019

National Adoption Week 2019  Family Care Adoption Services has just celebrated 50 years of placing children for adoption and supporting families though their adoption journey. We continue to need more adoptive families to come forward for those children who are waiting on a new forever family of their own. As National Adoption Week begins on [...]

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Monday, June 24th, 2019

  We are delighted to announce that the NATIONAL LOTTERY COMMUNITY FUND has funded Family Care to host a new LIFE STORY PROJECT for a five year period beginning APRIL 2019.    Life Story Project Workers will work directly with Young People across Northern Ireland aged 11-22 who are in Care, have left Care or who have [...]

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Its National LGBT+ Adoption Week!!

Friday, March 1st, 2019

National LGBT+ Adoption Week    National LGBT+ Adoption week begins on 4th March 2019 and we would like to invite you to take this opportunity to think about  the many children who are waiting….For new parents…For a loving home…For their forever family…Maybe they are waiting for you?   Mark and Daniel were recently approved to adopt with [...]

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Family Care Adoption Services AGM 2018

Wednesday, September 19th, 2018

                                         Family Care Adoption Services AGM   Family Care were delighted to have Alex Kane speaking to a wide audience of Family Care Staff, Board of Directors, Adoption Panel and invited guests at our 2018 AGM. Alex [...]

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Its LGBT Adoption Week

Monday, March 5th, 2018

5th -11th March 2018 is LGBT Adoption and Fostering Week, run by New Family Social, the UK support group for LGBT adopters and foster carers. New Family Social is a registered charity formed in 2007 as a self help organisation, helping Adopters and Foster Carers to support each other, and to give their children the [...]

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Right now there are more children waiting to be adopted than there are families approved to adopt

Thursday, May 11th, 2017

Right now there are more children waiting to be adopted than there are families approved to adopt. More children are waiting for a new family than there are families waiting for a child to be placed with them In particular, children aged 4 or above and children who need to be placed with a brother [...]

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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 [...]

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Maggie McSorley welcomed by Family Care Adoption Services as its new CEO

Friday, June 10th, 2016

Maggie McSorley has been apppointed as the new CEO of Family Care Adoption Services, following the recent retirement of Ms Rosemary Hurl. She brings with her a wealth of experience from the secotr and is looking forward to helping the organisation to further develop and flourish under her leadership. Maggie began working as a Social [...]

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Thursday, April 7th, 2016

Who we are – Family Care Adoption Services is the largest Specialist Adoption Agency in Northern Ireland, with offices in Belfast and in Derry. We have been working throughout Northern Ireland for over 40 years, placing children across the Province with their new families.   Whilst the agency continues to place children for adoption from [...]

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Care Day NI

Monday, February 15th, 2016

To mark VOYPIC’s first ever Care Day NI on Friday 19th February, Family Care Society staff held a special Team Meeting in our new Derry office.   We talked about our work with children in care, particularly in relation to their needs in moving into adoption. We discussed the post adoption support available to these children in their new families [...]

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Derry Office has Moved!!

Tuesday, January 19th, 2016

The Derry Office of Family Care Society has moved!! We are now at Unit 9 Orchard Business Park Pennyburn Industrial Estate Derry BT48 0LU We are available by phone on 028 71 36 85 92 or by email at We look forward to meeting you at our new office!!  

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Thursday, November 5th, 2015

We are looking for energetic and committed adoptive parents who can offer security and love to children aged from birth to 8 years old who need a stable and loving new home. You may be: In a relationship as a couple A single person A first time parent An experienced parent whose children are past [...]

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News Release

Friday, December 5th, 2014

The Family Care Society is the legacy organisation of a number of organisations which in the past made an immense contribution to adoption services in NI. These include the Northern Catholic Bishops, the Catholic Family Care Society, the Sisters of Nazareth Adoption Agency, Derry and the Down and Connor Family Welfare Adoption Society.   We [...]

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Post Adoption Support Service

Tuesday, March 4th, 2014

Our Post Adoption Support Service has produced a range of leaflets for adoptive parents, young people and children which are available to download here or by contacting us at Family Care Adoption Services .   Family Care have placed over 400 children in the past 30 years, and we know the joy and happiness that adoption has [...]

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Thinking of Adopting? Wonder what’s involved? Want to hear from Adopters?

Monday, February 3rd, 2014

Sinead and John are married and in their early forties. They had no children of their own but were friends with a couple who had adopted two little sisters from Family Care Adoption Services. Here are John and Sinead’s views of the assessment process and meeting their new son.   Assessment “The assessment process was [...]

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Linda and Eddie adopted with Family Care Adoption Services

Monday, January 6th, 2014

Linda and Eddie adopted with Family Care Adoption Services, and this is what they have to say…   “Nothing can really prepare you for the Adoption journey but Family Care Adoption Services guided us through the process with such care and consideration that we felt fully supported and informed at each step. Just four months after being [...]

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