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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.


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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Council rejects £3,310 foster care-leaver payment (BBC News)

21st February 2017
A watchdog has said it was 'concerned and disappointed' after a council refused to repay a foster care-leaver whose savings were not monitored. Find out more: Council rejects £3,310 foster care-...

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Diagrama Foundation - 14 Year Old Blogger on Birth Family Contact

20th February 2017
Contact with birth relatives after adoption, while sometimes unsettling, can play an important role in helping a child to understand who they are and to establish their identity. At Diagrama Adoption ...

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London adoption & fostering information seminar announced

8th February 2017
LGBT in London? Considering adopting or fostering? This free event is for you

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Foster carers face 'incredibly complex task', MPs told (BBC News)

2nd February 2017
  The status of fostering must be raised to give foster carers the recognition they deserve, MPs on the Commons education select committee have heard. Foster care families often felt unsupp...

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Social workers not treating foster carers 'as equal', report says (Community Care)

2nd February 2017
New research by the Fostering Network finds that foster carers feel pressured to take on cases outside of their approved range. Half of those who took children outside their range felt 'pressured' ...

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'I sent my adopted son back into care' (BBC News)

2nd February 2017
  Thousands of children are successfully adopted each year, but a small number of cases will end in failure. This report looks at the post-adoption support some children need and the impact ...

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Adoption support cap to remain until 2018 (Children & Young People Now)

27th January 2017
  Limits to the amount of money families with adopted children can claim for therapeutic support will remain in place until at least 2018 it has been announced. As a result of demand for th...

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Manchester adoption & fostering information seminar announced

19th January 2017
LGBT in Manchester? Considering adopting or fostering? This free event is for you

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'We are the epitome of the gig economy – we deserve rights' (The Guardian)

18th January 2017
The Foster Care Workers Union is calling for better pay and job protection for carers who they describe as 'the epitome of the gig economy'. Find out more: 'We are the epitome of the gig economy ...

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