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Have a story to share? [24 January, 2022]

24 Jan 2022 08:28 | Anonymous member (Administrator)

Volunteer for Adoption, Fostering & Tea -  The New Family Social podcast

We’re keen to speak with volunteers with a story they’d like to share. We’ve showcased stories from adopting a child with a serious medical condition to fostering if you’re an LGBT+ Muslim. We hear challenging moments, wise words and tales of inspiration.

So – whatever you’ve got to share – we’d love to hear it.

New Family Social’s podcast plays a key role in our support for LGBT+ potential applicants, adoptive parents and foster carers. Hearing about other people’s experiences prepares and motivates them in their adoption and fostering journeys. We’re dedicated to helping as many LGBT+ people who can adopt and foster do so, no matter what their situation is. Hearing a range of voices and experiences help us better affect the lives of our community members.

Over the last 10 years, there’s been a dramatic increase in LGBT+ adopters and foster carers. In 2020, one in six adoptions in England were to same-sex couples. We’re here to help them and so many more.

Who’s eligible for the podcast?

If you identify as lesbian, gay, bi, trans or part of the wider LGBT+ community, have adopted/fostered in the UK or plan to, we’d like to hear from you. Whether it’s about adopting sibling groups, learning how to parent for the first time or meeting your child’s needs. Our team’ll guide you through the whole process.

We have the tools to virtually record a podcast. You can even stay on the sofa if that’s best for you. All you need is a computer and a quiet environment.

Recording the podcast with our Chief Executive Director – Tor Docherty – feels just like meeting an old friend for coffee.

How do I apply?

To find out more about becoming a speaker on our podcast, contact us on through our website.

How do I listen to the podcast?

Bronze, Silver and Gold members can log in and listen to our podcast on our website

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