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.


Pedal Power & The Tour De South (Blue Sky Fostering)

21st September 2018
Cyclist Ben Arnett will take on the challenge of a lifetime and  cycle between all eight of Blue Sky Fostering’s offices, covering a total distance of 500 miles in just five days, all in aid of cha...

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Free seminars for foster carers across London and the south east

19th September 2018
Diagrama Fostering has secured a National Lottery grant to fund specialised training for foster carers. Diagrama Fostering - part of the charity Diagrama Foundation - has been awarded £10,000 of ...

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North West charity launches digital campaign to attract foster carers

18th September 2018
Together Trust, a Cheadle-based charity that provides care, special education and support services across the North West of England, is on a mission to get more people to consider becoming foster care...

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Seeking NFS Trustee Nominations 2018

13th September 2018
At the New Family Social AGM on Saturday 3 November, we will appoint trustees to our board. We're now looking for nominations from our membership, for candidates to take part in an election that will ...

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Get the latest statistics!

31st August 2018
Adoptions by same-sex couples in England, Scotland and Wales – 2016/2017 England – In this period there were 420 adoptions to same-sex couples, out of 4,350 adoptions in total. This represen...

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Members' ebulletin - 30 August 2018

29th August 2018
A word from Tor Dear NFS member Huge thanks to all the volunteers and members who made this year's camp the biggest yet! If you attended we hope you had a fantastic time - we'll be in touch with y...

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GCSEs: Adopted children lag behind peers (tes)

24th August 2018
As thousands of pupils celebrate their GCSE results, many adopted children will receive grades that are only half as good as their classmates. Just a third of adopted children passed their English ...

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Members' ebulletin - 16 August 2018

15th August 2018
A word from Tor Hopefully you and your family are enjoying the summer and all is going well. If you've got children heading to school in September, it's worth being aware of the support that's on off...

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A different approach to adoption heads to Manchester Pride

14th August 2018
A new adoption service - run in partnership by the two ‘Outstanding’ rated adoption agencies Caritas Care and Adoption Matters - will attend this year’s Manchester Pride on 25 to 26 August.  T...

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Carmarthen foster carer shares story of working with Calon Cymru Fostering

31st July 2018
'I was approved after going to panel in May 2015 and within a fortnight I had my first foster child placed with me. 'I have only had one placement so far, initially as a temporary placement whilst ...

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