LGBT Adoption & Fostering Week 2017 is a soaring success

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 and #proudtofoster – reached over 33 million people during the campaign week. The week brought together adoption and foster care agencies from across the United Kingdom, with information sessions stretching across the country. Over 100 prospective parents and carers joined New Family Social at special information events in London and Manchester. Prior to both of these adoption and foster care professionals heard about the latest good practice about working with LGBT people.

Some 45 adoption and foster care agencies and umbrella organisations from across Britain used tailored graphics to say they were proud to support LGBT Adoption & Fostering Week*.

The week also saw the launch of New Family Social’s film encouraging more trans people to explore adoption and fostering. The film was well-received with over 650 views in the first week.

Media coverage saw pieces appearing in the local media from Brighton to Barnsley. Backed by an ad campaign on Gaydio there was also coverage on Pink News, Gay Star News and GScene all helping the campaign reach their readers.

There’s still time to find out more about LGBT adoption & fostering as there are information events still taking place. You can find the nearest to you on the ‘In your area’ section on this website.


*Those agencies were: Action for Children, Adopt South West, Adopt Together, Adopters For Adoption, Adoption Matters, Anchor Fostercare, Barnsley Council, Barnardo’s North East, Bristol City Council, Caldecott Fostering, Capstone Foster Care, Caritas Care, Carmarthen Council, CoramBAAF, The Children’s Family Trust, Coventry City Council, Devon Adoption, DFW Adoption, Essex County Council, Families For Children Trust, Family Care, Five Rivers, Foster Care Associates Scotland, Gloucestershire County Council, Hackney Council, Hertfordshire County Council, Lincolnshire Council, Medway Council, NAFP (Nationwide Association of Fostering Providers), National Adoption Service (Wales), Nexus Fostering, Norfolk County Council, Northamptonshire County Council, North London Consortium, PACT, Salford City Council, Scottish Adoption, Southampton City Council, St Andrew’s Children’s Society, Stockport Council, Suffolk County Council, Thurrock Council, Together Trust, West Sussex County Council, Wiltshire County Council

Published in NFS news on March 13, 2017