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LGBT Adoption and Fostering Week 2017: Resilient, resourceful, remarkable families

Posted on: 6 March 2017

LGBT Fostering & Adoption Week

It’s LGBT Adoption and Fostering Week 6-12 March, 2017. Record numbers of lesbian, gay, bi and trans people now adopt and foster in the UK but with some 70,000 children in care in England alone, there is still a real need for more people to consider adoption or fostering. However, as our children have often experienced chaotic early years potential adopters and foster carers need to be resilient and resourceful to form remarkable families.

If you’re LGBT and considering adopting or becoming a foster carer, then a good place to start is attending a Devon Adoption information session.

Our partner,  New Family Social,  is also holding information sessions – specifically for LGBT people –  in Manchester on 9 March and London on 10 March 2017.

Recent studies have shown that LGBT people are more open to adopting siblings, children with attachment difficulties, older children and children with behavioural difficulties.

Watch videos here:

Read some of our adoption stories from Devon:

Sarah and Gill’s experience

Paul and David’s experience

Kevin and Mark’s experience