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Jacob and Isobel tell their story

Oxfordshire County Council needs adopters in Oxfordshire to consider all their children – children under 2, older children, siblings and children with complex needs or a disability. This short video will tells you the story of Jacob and Isobel, two children who found parents through Oxfordshire County Council.   To find out more, visit www.oxfordshire.gov.uk/adoption  

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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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First Irish Gay Marriages by autumn

Ireland has voted overwhelmingly in favour of same-sex marriage and already, there is talk of the first unions taking place […]

Trade Unions to lead Birmingham Pride Parade

The 2015 Birmingham Pride Parade will be led by the original members of Lesbians and Gays Support the Miners (LGSM), […]

Facebook launches ‘I’m a Voter’ button ahead of Ireland’s Same-Sex Marriage Referendum

Ahead of Ireland’s Same-Sex Marriage Referendum on Friday, Facebook today announces that the ‘I’m a Voter’ button will appear in […]

The Open University recognised for its ‘outstanding’ impact on diversity

The Open University has received two Excellence in Diversity Awards (EiDA) 2015 – Diverse Education Company and Diversity Champion for […]

Marking IDAHOT at the National Assembly for Wales

By Presiding Officer, Dame Rosemary Butler AM The National Assembly for Wales is the democratically elected body that represents the […]

Victim Support – proudly supporting IDAHOT

Victim Support is one of the many businesses across the country that are proud to mark IDAHOT. The charity also […]