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.


Adoptive fathers sought for new research

15th November 2017
I am seeking adoptive fathers to interview about their experience of becoming a father through adoption. This is for a clinical psychology doctoral thesis in affiliation with the University of East Lo...

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Australians Say Yes To Same Sex Marriage

15th November 2017
"Australia has taken a decisive step towards legislating marriage equality by Christmas after 61.6% of voters in an unprecedented national postal survey approved a change to the law to allow couples o...

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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...

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Dad of adopted baby guilty of murder (BBC News)

8th November 2017
18-month-old Elsie died two weeks after being formally adopted by Matthew Scully-Hicks and his husband.   A man has been found guilty of murdering his 18-month-old baby just two weeks after for...

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Adoption activity days

1st November 2017
NFS agency member Coram has announced a number of activity days open to approved adopters, or those approaching panel. The days - which take place across England - are an opportunity to to meet a rang...

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Lion

17th October 2017
Lion special screening in Bristol - with an adoption Q&A - 21 October As part of National Adoption Week 2017, New Family Social member agency CCS Adoption will hold a special film screening of...

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Bristol adoption drop-in event for LGBT people

17th October 2017
LGBT recruitment drop-in event, 10am-12pm, 4 November CCS Adoption - a New Family Social member agency - will hold a drop-in adoption information event in Bristol for potential LGBT adopters on 4 Nov...

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Children in care numbers rise at fastest rate in five years (Children & Young People Now)

28th September 2017
The number of children in care in England has risen at its fastest rate in five years while the number of children being adopted continues to fall, official figures have revealed. The proportion of...

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Over a quarter of adopted families in crisis, survey shows (BBC News)

26th September 2017
More than a quarter of adopted families are in crisis, according to a survey by the BBC and charity Adoption UK. More than half of those surveyed reported living with a child who was violent, includ...

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Number of children in England being adopted continues to fall (Children & Young People Now)

24th August 2017
There's been a further fall in England in the number of children being adopted and the number of adoption orders being granted by the courts, figures published today show. Find out more: Number...

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