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Becoming same-sex adopters with Adoption UK

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AS a childless gay couple Scott Casson-Rennie and his partner Tristan would enjoy up to five foreign holidays every year. The couple would also go off every other weekend, often staying up late and sleeping in the following morning. But their lifestyle changed dramatically eight years ago when they became same sex adopters. Scott, aged […]

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Adoption with Oxfordshire County Council

Oxfordshire County Council is looking for adopters and foster carers from the lesbian and gay communities.  We are looking for people who are committed to transforming the lives of children by sharing their lives and homes. We asked Tom and James to tell us their story about adopting Harry. Tom said “Being an adoptive parent […]

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LGBT Adoption and Fostering Week

There are around 90,000 children in care across the UK, 6,000 of whom need to be adopted.  However, there is a desperate shortage of both adopters and foster carers.  Thousands more people are needed to give these vulnerable children a secure and loving home and Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) adopters and foster carers […]

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LGBT Adoption and Fostering Week

For the launch of LGBT Adoption and Fostering Week  Barnardo’s is asking more people to consider putting themselves forward as potential foster parents – particularly for older children. More attention needs to be paid to the care of older, vulnerable, children. Nearly twelve thousand (43%) of all the children who entered care in England last […]

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More than fifty Bucks children are waiting for new adoptive families

During National Adoption Week (4 – 10 November) we are looking for people like you to become adoptive families to the fifty Buckinghamshire children of all ages who are desperately waiting to find their forever homes. We particularly need families who can offer groups of brothers and sisters a stable loving home, to help them […]

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Children in need of forever families

We need people from all over the  UK who can welcome children into their lives and offer a loving, stable and safe family. North Somerset Council has seen a rise in the number of children who need adoptive parents outside of the area, so we’d like to hear from you, whatever your location. Here are […]

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Reading and Slough Borough Councils unite to recruit foster carers

Fostering and Adoption opportunities in Berkshire are being highlighted in a joint campaign by Reading and Slough Borough Councils. Fostering services across the country need to recruit 9,000 foster carers in 2013 to provide loving homes and skilled and dedicated care for some of the UK’s most vulnerable children. In Reading, the current need is […]

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‘Get in the Frame’ as part of Foster Care fortnight

  ‘Get in the Frame’ as part of Foster Care fortnight   Oxfordshire County Council is launching its annual drive to encourage more people across the county to ‘Get in the Frame’ and become foster carers.   The council is using national Foster Care Fortnight (May 13 – 26) to urge people with a range […]

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A new confidence – LGBT A&F Week 2013 reviewed

With the second national LGBT Adoption & Fostering Week completed, NFS Director Andy Leary-May looks back. While many people have always known the value of the LGBT community as a source of new parents for children, there is a new confidence. This was brought home to me by the events of LGBT Adoption & Fostering […]

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Swindon……Families Needed . . .

Swindon Borough Council is looking for foster carers and adopters from the lesbian and gay communities. Carers come from all kinds of backgrounds. The only common denominator is that they are people who are committed to helping children and young people by offering to share their homes and their lives for a period of time. […]

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Royal Shakespeare Company Transfers New Play into the West End This Spring

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Tom Morton-Smith’s new play Oppenheimer transfers into the Vaudeville Theatre The RSC announced today that Tom Morton-Smith’s new play Oppenheimer […]

Hampshire Constabulary seek new PCSOs

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Is it time to take on a new role with variety, meaning and excitement – not to mention a good […]

Meet the (foster) parents

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Every year, Foster Care Associates help many people to become foster parents. Here are a few stories of LGBT couples […]

Stuart Milk Hands Honorary Professorship to Sue Sanders at Historic Event

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LGBT History Month Chair Sue Sanders is now and Emeritus Professor thanks to The Harvey Milk Institute. The lifelong equalities […]

Health will be on the agenda at South West’s biggest Pride event

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HEALTH and well-being advice and information will be found at the South West’s biggest free celebration of the lesbian, gay, […]

Banana: Interview with Charlie Covell & T’Nia Miller

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  Charlie Covell wrote episodes 4 and 6 of Banana, and stars in episode 6 as Amy.   What attracted […]