Adoption & Fostering Support Week for LGBT+ parents will return from 20 September, 2021. The campaign is led by New Family Social, the UK's charity for LGBT+ adopters and foster carers.
James Lawrence, New Family Social's Head of Communications & Engagement said: 'Adoption and fostering are both parenting journeys. Every parent needs support at some point, but LGBT+ adopters and foster carers can face unique challenges. This campaign will focus on education and contact - two of the most frequently raised issues by our LGBT+ adopter and foster carer members.'
The campaign will include specifically curated content for LGBT+ adopters and foster carers, the results of New Family Social's annual poll of its members and support from adoption and fostering agencies across the UK.
Among those agencies we know that'll take part in 2021....
If you're LGBT+ and considering going on your adoption or fostering journey with an agency not on the list below, you may want to ask it why it's not backing a campaign about supporting LGBT+ adopters or foster carers. All of the agencies listed offer dedicated support to their LGBT+ adopters and foster carers through their membership of New Family Social.
Adopt Coast to Coast RAA
Adopt South RAA
Adopt South West
Adopt Thames Valley
Adopters for Adoption
Adoption Central England RAA (ACE)
Adoption in Merseyside
Adoption Mid & West Wales
Adoption South East
Adoption Tees Valley RAA
Alpha Plus Fostering
Arc Adoption NE
Birmingham Children's TrustBradford City Metropolitan District Council Fostering
Brighton & Hove City Council Fostering
Central Bedfordshire Council
Childcare Bureau Worcester
Cornwall Adoption Agency
Devon Council Fostering
Family Adoption Links
Family Futures Leicester City Council Fostering
Leicestershire Council Adoption
Lincolnshire County Council
London Borough of Camden Fostering Team
London Borough of Southwark Fostering Team
National Fostering Group
Northamptonshire Children’s Trust
One Adoption North & Humber RAA
Southampton City Council Fostering
St Francis' Children's Society
Surrey County Council Fostering
Together for Adoption
Vale, Valleys & Cardiff Regional Adoption Collaborative
Western Bay Adoption Service
Yorkshire Adoption Agency
Adoption & Fostering Support Week for LGBT+ parents - campaign page coming soon.
Read about the 2020 campaign