News & Features

Browse the sections on the left for the latest in adoption and fostering, issues specific to LGBT parents, and to get to know our families.


Pride and Joy - New LGBT Parenting Book

28th March 2017
  There have always been lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans (LGBT) parents. But now there is a 'gayby boom'. Changes in social attitudes, the law and medical technology mean that more LGBT peopl...

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Parenting training schemes and mentors crucial in supporting adopters through adoption journey (Coram)

27th March 2017
  A new research report published by Coram for The Cornerstone Partnership (Cornerstone) has uncovered the importance of early access to parenting training schemes and independent mentors in s...

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Adopter Voice Champions needed (Adoption UK)

24th March 2017
    Adopter Voice is a service provided by Adoption UK, the country’s largest adopter led community. Established to work with local authorities and regional adoption agencies, it...

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NFS Summer Camp returns for 2017

23rd March 2017
Bookings are now open

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LGBT adopters from Bedford borough share their story

16th March 2017
As a gay couple looking to adopt a child there are many who, even today, don’t approve of a child being raised in a family like ours. Legally, we have every equal right to adopt, although from forum...

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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...

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Rachel & Annie's adoption story (Diagrama blog)

7th March 2017
Today marks the start of LGBT Adoption and Fostering week 2017 – and Diagrama Adoption is, as always, proud to support this campaign. Diagrama Adoption welcomes enquiries from people from all wal...

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New film calls on more trans people to consider adoption

6th March 2017
LGBT Adoption & Fostering Week returns, 6 March 2017   More trans people are called to explore adoption in a new film published today – 6 March – by New Family Social. The film...

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Emergency Fostering Placement Needed in Wrexham Area

1st March 2017
A placement is needed straight away for 14 year old LA, within reach of the Wrexham area. If you are an approved Foster Carer and on our family finding list click here to view the profile (you must b...

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More LGBT adopters and foster carers needed in Britain

23rd February 2017
Special seminars announced in Manchester and London 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 ad...

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