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.


Diagrama offers free training to become a professional foster carer

14th May 2018
Diagrama Foundation is offering free training to anyone interested in a new career as a foster carer, in celebration of Foster Care Fortnight, which starts on Monday. (14-27 May, 2018) The charity ...

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Great Behaviour Breakdown

9th May 2018
It can be hard if your child's behaviour - and your relationship with them - is in crisis. Below is one NFS  member's experience of some training that made a real difference: 'We have two adopted ...

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Summer Camp 2018

17th April 2018
New Family Social's annual summer camp returns in August. It's a unique annual opportunity for LGBT adopters, foster carers and their children to holiday with other families that look like theirs. ...

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Join NFS at Pride!

28th March 2018
In recent years New Family Social has become a more visible presence at various LGBT Pride events. 2018 is no exception and our LGBT adopters and foster carers can now log in and book on to the follow...

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New Regional Adoption Agencies announced alongside help to speed up matching process

23rd March 2018
Five new Regional Adoption Agencies  – RAAs – have been granted £3.4 million as part of the government’s strategy to create an adoption system with faster matching, so children are placed with...

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Gay Adoptive Dads Needed For Focus Group

13th March 2018
I am completing MSc Psychology research and am exploring the experiences of gay adoptive dads of being parents. I am seeking volunteers who are gay adoptive dads (single or in a relationship) and ...

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Adoption & Fostering: 10 Good Reasons why LGBT people should consider it

5th March 2018
Record numbers of LGBT people in the UK now consider adoption and fostering, but many more are needed to parent vulnerable children. LGBT Adoption & Fostering Week – the annual campaign encourag...

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LGBT Adoption & Fostering Week returns to the UK from 5 March

13th February 2018
Booking is now open for two free evening seminars – held by New Family Social – specifically for LGBT people to find out how they can adopt or foster. Taking place in London and Manchester on 8 Ma...

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Adoption a 'runaway train often breaching rights of birth parents' (The Guardian)

19th January 2018
The British Association of Social Workers’s independent adoption inquiry investigating the role of social workers in adoption has called for a significant rethink and review of adoption law, the Gua...

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Stefan and John Talk Fostering with Blue Sky

15th January 2018
We are Stefan & John, but everyone calls us Stef & Smiffy. We passed our panel assessment on 28th January 2016 and had our first YP (Young Person) the next day. Since then we have had 3...

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