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 New Family Social Research

Developed during New Family Social’s 2017 Improving LGBT Adoption project, Getting LGBT Adoption Right is a basic good practice guide. Written for the new Regional Adoption Agencies forming across England – many of which haven’t worked with LGBT applicants before – it introduces first steps that agencies can take.

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New Family Social Factsheets

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Whether you need information on the basics of adopting if you’re lesbian, gay, bi or trans, or more detailed support on the matching process our factsheets may help. Written by volunteers and the help of Adoption Plus you can download them below:

The Basics factsheet (pdf)

Approaching assessment factsheet (pdf)


Approaching the matching process factsheet (pdf)


School factsheet (pdf) 


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Read real-life stories, the latest good practice and more in New Family Social Magazine, our biannual members’ publication. Interested in advertising in it? Contact


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Issue 5 (Spring 2016) – includes a youth voices special, with contributions from children and young people fostered or adopted by LGBT people, adopting a child out of county and LGBT Adoption & Fostering Week 2016.

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Issue 4 (Summer 2015) – includes what it’s like when your trans grandson adopts, NFS summer camp 2015, LGBT Adoption & Fostering Week 2015, how to choose your agency.

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New Family Social Magazine issue 3

Issue 3 (Spring 2015) – includes adoption order application updates, adopting a sibling group, fostering to adopt, school support.

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