We're proud to support New Family Social’s LGBT+ Adoption & Fostering Week from 4 to 10 March, 2019. If you're interesting in fostering and want to find out more then this event is for you.
Join us to see if fostering if the right choice for you and your family.
Michael, our real-life foster carer, will be there to share his first hand experience of fostering. There will also be the opportunity to ask your questions to both him and members of our friendly foster care team.
Why is this important?
In 2018 there were 75,420 looked after children in England, an increase of four per cent from 2017. There’s an ongoing need for more people to provide foster care across the UK and for more people to consider adoption.
Despite a record proportion of same-sex couples adopting in England and Wales, LGBT+ people still report high expectations of discrimination from foster and adoption agencies. To counter this, LGBT+ Adoption & Fostering Week is a unique opportunity for agencies across the UK to come together and encourage more LGBT+ people to consider both pathways to parenting.