Families for Children

Michael is Patron of this important specialist adoption charitable trust based in the South West.

Families for Children is a charity close to my heart as I myself am adopted and have benefited from growing up in a loving family. Adoption does work and gives a huge amount of benefit for the adoptee and parent alike.

Families for Children believe that the best place for a child to grow is with their birth families. However where this is not possible it endeavours to find new adoptive families who can offer them a stable and loving home.

As a specialist adoption agency, Families for Children provides advice and support for those who are considering adoption and also offer a ‘forever’ policy of support. This means that it can offer post adoption support to the child and new family for as long as they need it.

Services Include
  • Recruiting, preparing and assessing potential adoptive parents
  • Provision of post adoption support
  • Adult Adoptee Counselling for adoptees seeking information about their birth families
  • Independent Birth Relative Service for parents of children being placed for adoption by the Bournemouth and Poole Local Authorities

All services are free of charge

Says Michael, “It is a great honour and privilege to be the Patron of such a worthy charity. This is a subject that is close to my heart and I intend to use my profile to raise awareness of adoption and the positive changes it makes to your life.”

If you would like to support Families for Children, please contact:


Telephone: 01364 645488: acolton@familiesforchildren.org.uk