More LGBT adopters and foster carers needed in Britain

New Family Social

More LGBT adopters and foster carers are needed in 2017 to provide loving homes for children in Britain, according to New Family Social. 1 in 10 adoptions in England in 2016 were to same-sex couples, but some 70,000 children in the country are in care. Experts estimate that an additional 9,000 foster carers alone were needed across the UK in 2016.

New Family Social will hold two information seminars specifically for LGBT people, in Manchester on 9th March and central London on 10th March. These flagship events take place in LGBT Adoption & Fostering Week which starts on 6th March. Free to attend, experts will be on hand to answer questions, alongside LGBT people who are already fostering or who’ve adopted.

LGBT Adoption & Fostering Week starts on 6th MarchA series of some 40 sessions are also planned across Britain to mark the week, organised by regional adoption and foster care services. These will raise awareness among LGBT people that they can provide homes and families for vulnerable children through adopting or fostering.

New Family Social Chief Executive Tor Docherty, said: ‘While it’s heartening to see so many LGBT people successfully adopting, there are still many vulnerable children in Britain who need foster carers and adoptive parents. Our families are resilient, resourceful and remarkable – LGBT people can bring a unique set of skills to parenting. If you’re considering your family options LGBT Adoption & Fostering week is the perfect time to find out more.’

Comments are closed.

Improving the Much-loved Marlborough

For the past ten years, the Marlborough Pub & Theatre in Brighton has put on “work which is at the […]

Speaking Out: Gareth Thomas

The openly gay ex-rugby player  talks homophobia, bullying, and his upcoming Beauty and the Beast panto gig. Since retiring from […]

Adoption: “Life Does Change but Nothing is Missed”

Coram Adoption tell us about Paul and Mark, who adopted their son Stephen in 2013, as we mark National Adoption […]

Men’s Health and Movember: “An Everlasting Difference”

  The Movember Foundation tackles men’s health on a global scale, year round. Millions have joined the movement, raising over […]

HIV Diagnoses Fell by 17% Across the UK Last Year

As Fyne Times readers may know I was diagnosed with HIV in January 2010, when I was 24 years old. […]

Be a Better Trans Ally

If you aren’t trans yourself, it can sometimes feel like you are walking on eggshells when talking to a trans […]

“Fully Happy”

Gabriel Barnes talks political conflict, being transgender, and the Albert Kennedy Trust Gabriel Barnes fled South Africa aged 16, and […]

A Homotopian Rent Party

Sam Bennett During the 1920s Harlem Renaissance, poor African Americans – paid low wages yet asked for disproportionately high rent […]

“If I Sound Angry…”

Linda Bellos OBE talks racism, Thatcher and trans with Sam Bennett “My growing-up years were spent as a socialist and […]

“It’s not Black and White”

No Offence is a British Museum partnership touring exhibition commemorating the 50th anniversary of the Sexual Offences Act (1967) which […]