NFS news

NFS news & local activity around the UK, from our staff and regional volunteers.

Adoptions by same-sex couples in England drop for first time since 2011

7th December 2017
New figures published today – 7 December – by the Department for Education show there were 420 adoptions by same-sex couples in England in 2016/17, a decrease from 450 in 2016. This is the first ...

LGBT Adoption & Fostering Week 2018

5th December 2017
New Family Social's LGBT Adoption & Fostering Week campaign returns from 5-11 March, 2018. This year's theme is '10 Good Reasons'. More information will be announced shortly. Alternative...

Seeking NFS Trustee Nominations

14th November 2017
  At the New Family Social AGM on Saturday 2nd December, we will be running trustee elections and we are looking for nominations from our membership. Here's what you need to know about trustee...

New training for adoption social workers to support trans applicants

18th August 2017
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6GKErpeB35E&t=11s   Working effectively with transgender and non-binary applicants   Adoption and foster care agencies need to make sure that they we...

Help LGBT adopters & foster carers – New Family Social is recruiting!

19th July 2017
Volunteer coordinator sought - Based Cambridge area (2 year contract, part-time) Hours per week: 14 Salary: £25,250 pro rata (Actual salary is £10,100 pa).   If you enjoy directly ...

Free training for adoption social workers to support LGBT applicants

17th July 2017
Although 1 in 10 adoptions in England were to same-sex couples in 2016, LGBT people still report incidents of discrimination while going through the approval process and when being matched with potent...

Proud to be the 1 in 10

20th June 2017
150 LGBT adopters & foster carers set to parade at Pride in London to mark record-breaking adoption year Group will be joined by former foster carer, Mr Gay England 2017 https://www.facebook.com...

Volunteer at NFS summer camp 2017!

28th March 2017
Volunteers needed... New Family Social is the UK's LGBT adoption and fostering charity. Each year we run a camping event for our members. Last year nearly 300 people came along. For Camp 2017 we will...

NFS Summer Camp bookings close in 1 week

23rd March 2017
Don't miss out!

LGBT Adoption & Fostering Week 2017 is a soaring success

13th March 2017
The sixth LGBT Adoption & Fostering Week closed on Sunday 12 March. Reaching a record number of LGBT potential adoptive parents and foster carers, the campaign’s twitter hashtags - #proudtoadopt...