New to it all?

If you’re lesbian, gay, bisexual or trans and are still in the early stages of looking into adoption and fostering, we’re pleased you’ve found us!

You will find lots of information about adoption and fostering in books, and on the internet. You can find out about the process, and the children. But what you really want to hear – what we think you need to hear – ┬áis the experience and advice of others who’ve gone that little bit further down the line than you.

Nobody at New Family Social will try to tell you it’s easy. The process of becoming an adopter or foster carer can be unpredictable and frustrating. You’ll work within a system which is under-resourced and often inefficient. If you can accept this, however, you may find the process enlightening, and even enjoyable!

Once your child moves in, you’ll quickly forget most of what has gone before. That doesn’t mean it’ll be easy – but you’ll give a home to a child who needs one. Your love, resourcefulness, resilience and sense of fun will make a difference to a child who may have had a difficult start to life.

We think that makes adoption and fostering a very positive choice for becoming a parent. There are hundreds of other LGBT people who feel the same, and who would like to share the highs and lows of the journey with you.


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