New Family Social adoption & foster care member agencies

LGBT Adoption & Fostering Week helps to meet the shortfall of adopters and foster carers in the UK, and raises awareness of LGBT families. The 2018 campaign takes place 5-11 March. For more information email james@newfamilysocial.org.uk, call 0843 2899 457 or visit the main New Family Social website.

 


10 Good Reasons – the 2018 theme

There are many reasons why LGBT people consider adopting and fostering and between 5-9 March we’ll celebrate these with a different message each morning and afternoon. 2018 is also the tenth anniversary of New Family Social operating nationally.

You can support the campaign on Twitter using the hashtags #proudtoadopt and #proudtofoster


 

10 Good Reasons – social media artwork

Agencies can now download the artwork of all 10 Good Reasons by right clicking on the images below and selecting ‘Save image as’. These images are scheduled to be used as outlined below. There are also Scottish and Welsh variants of the artwork available, contact james@newfamilysocial.org.uk for more information.

 


Tailored artwork for New Family Social member agencies

Adoption and fostering agencies that are members of New Family Social can request tailored artwork saying they support LGBT Adoption & Fostering Week by contacting james@newfamilysocial.org.uk – please send a high res logo and contact details (phone & web address) you want featured on the artwork.

 


Videos and podcasts for LGBT Adoption & Fostering Week

New for 2018: What’a it really like to adopt if you’re LGBT? Four adopters share their experiences of adopting from across England. Kindly supported by First4Adoption.

 

Alex – a trans man – talks about the impact of adopting and why trans people should consider it.

 

There are also short films and case studies on the New Family Social website:

 


 London LGBT Adoption and Fostering Seminar

This seminar on 8 March is for LGBT people considering adopting or fostering. Free to attend to LGBT people, booking for this seminar is open through Eventbrite.

Adoption and fostering agencies that wish to book an information table at this event can do so through SurveyMonkey. However, all information tables are currently allocated for this event so a waiting list is operating.


Manchester LGBT Adoption and Fostering Seminar

This seminar on 8 March is for LGBT people considering adopting or fostering. Free to attend for LGBT people, booking for this seminar is now open through Eventbrite.

Adoption and fostering agencies that wish to book an information table at this event can do so through SurveyMonkey. However, all information tables are currently allocated for this event so a waiting list is operating.


Hold an event

Any agency can take part in the week by holding an information event for prospective LGBT adopters and foster carers. Member agencies of New Family Social can list an unlimited number of recruitment sessions on this site by completing this form for each event.


Publicity pack for adoption and foster care agencies: LGBT Adoption & Fostering Week 2018

Help for your agency in publicising your event, or your support for the campaign.


Logo

Please contact james@newfamilysocial.org.uk for the  LGBT Adoption & Fostering Week 2018 logo.


Case studies

See a range of short case-studies of LGBT adopters and foster carers which you can use in an article.


Download the campaign poster – LGBT Adoption & Fostering Week 2018 (PDF)

 

Download the poster as a PDF.


Useful Resources:
                       

Visit our website for resources and to join us.

Find us on YouTube here

For a full guide to adoption and fostering from CoramBAAF, click here.

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