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.


1 in 8 adoptions in England now to same-sex couples

16th November 2018
1 in 8 adoptions in England in 2018 were to same-sex couples, statistics released 15 November show. The new figures from the Department for Education reveal that of the 3,820 adoptions in England this...

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Foster children with additional needs (Manchester City Council)

9th November 2018
Manchester City Council - a New Family Social member agency - is recruiting short-break foster carers; people with experience of working with children who have a physical or learning disability. Chil...

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Rotherham councillor rapped for gay fostering remark (BBC News)

6th November 2018
A councillor who questioned whether LGBT people should be allowed to foster children has been removed from his post on a policing panel. A separate panel ruled his comments were homophobic and had br...

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Why families are turning their backs on adoption (The Times)

6th November 2018
Increasing numbers of children are being taken into care by local authorities. This The Times piece examines why the number of children being adopted has moved in the opposite direction while the num...

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Members' ebulletin - 25 October 2018

25th October 2018
A word from Tor Halloween can be a disturbing time for many reasons - but nothing could have prepared adoptive parents for the shock of a seasonal ad campaign that launched last week, just as Nationa...

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Third ‘outstanding’ rating for independent fostering agency (Nexus Fostering)

17th October 2018
Nexus Fostering has undertaken its latest Ofsted inspection and is happy to announce it has been rated 'Outstanding' for the third consecutive time since 2011. The report states that the agency...

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Call to help end children's adoption wait in Wales (BBC News)

15th October 2018
One in five children who need placing in an adoptive home in Wales have been waiting for over a year, says the country's National Adoption Service (NAS). NAS said more prospective parents needed to co...

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LGBT Adoption: Much achieved and much to do (Fyne Times)

15th October 2018
  Find out more: Fyne Times, October 2018...

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If you want to adopt – you’ll love Lambeth! (Lambeth Council)

12th October 2018
To celebrate Adoption Week - 15-22 October- Lambeth Council invites residents who are considering adoption to find out more at a series of informal events. Lambeth adopters will be on hand to descr...

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Members' ebulletin - 11 October

11th October 2018
A word from Tor Huge thanks to all our members who voted in the 2018 trustee elections  - which closed today - and of course to the volunteers who were nominated. We'll share the results in the wee...

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