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LGBTQ+ Adoption Week

Monday 4 March marks the start of LGBTQ+ Adoption week in partnership with New Family Social. We’re proud that last year, 1 in 6 adoptions with us were to same-sex couples. We welcome adopters from all genders and sexualities, whether you’re single, married or in a long-term relationship. We’ll support you on every step of your adoption journey, and beyond.

About LGBTQ+ Adoption Week

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Different Together

This year’s theme chosen by New Family Social (an adoption support charity led by LGBTQ+ people) is ‘Different together’, encouraging LGBTQ+ people from the global majority to consider adoption and fostering.

In our experience, LGBTQ+ people are often open to adopting children who wait longer for their forever home – siblings, children with additional needs or from a different heritage, and older children.

This was the case for James and Rob who recently adopted 4-year-old Mason:

“During the transition to join his forever home it was clear that he recognised that his life was going to be changed. As he had just turned 4, we were able to engage with him in a child appropriate way - we could play, laugh and joke together immediately. We took great solace in this, and it really helped with the attachment when we could see the hope in his eyes.

“Life can be hard but for us, the benefits of adoption are that we get to see our little boy surprise us every day, we appreciate our life more and appreciate that our time is precious before he grows up even more.”

Adoption Information Sessions

Adoption Online Information Evening with LGBTQ+ guest speaker

Whether you’ve been thinking about adopting for a while, or you’re just curious about what’s involved, our free and friendly Information Evening is the perfect opportunity to find out more from the people who know, with no commitment.

Our online information session takes place from 1pm to 2pm on Tuesday 2 April.

We will look into the lives of children, adopters and families involved throughout the process and offer an insight into the adoption process. You will also have the chance to ask any questions you have.

Alternatively contact us to:

  • ask questions about any stage of adoption
  • book a one-to-one consultation with a social worker about adoption
  • ask how to get started with the adoption process

Complete our contact form

Or try our Adoption Readiness Checker.

How we support your adoption journey

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Our partnership with New Family Social

We are a member of New Family Social, a UK charity run by LGBTQ+ adopters and foster carers.

When you adopt with us, you get a Gold membership to New Family Social. This gives you access to their online peer support forums as well as in-person and virtual events and webinars.

We will support you every step of your adoption journey and beyond. We can offer parenting advice and access to experts, support groups and an exclusive advice line. Find out more about the support we offer.

Connect with us on social media and try our readiness checker

We know it can take a long time to feel ready to start the adoption process. As well as hearing more at our Adoption Information Evening, why not follow us on Facebook and Twitter, and try our Adoption Readiness Checker to explore next steps towards adoption.