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LGBT Adoption & Fostering Week 2017: Resilient, resourceful, remarkable families

LGBT Adoption & Fostering Week returns from 6 March, 2017. Record numbers of lesbian, gay, bi and trans people now adopt and foster in the UK but with some 70,000 children in care in England alone, there is still a

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Manchester LGBT adoption & fostering information seminar announced

A free information seminar for LGBT people interested in growing their family through either adoption or fostering has been announced today – 19 January – by New Family Social. The seminar will be held in central Manchester on 9 March,

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Adoptions by same-sex couples in England now 1 in 10

New figures published today – 8 December – by the Department for Education show adoptions by same-sex couples accounted for 1 in 10 (9.6 per cent) of all adoptions in England in 2016. This was a rise from 8.4 per

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£100,000 new support for LGBT adopters

Lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender adopters will enjoy an improved service from adoption agencies in England, thanks to a new £100,000 grant from the Department for Education’s Practice & Improvement Fund. The grant – to New Family Social, the UK’s

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Court ruling ‘confusion’ triggers first fall in adoptions for five years (Community Care)

The number of children adopted in England has dropped for the first time in five years, with experts attributing the fall to ‘confusion’ surrounding two landmark court rulings. Newly released government figures show that 4,690 looked-after children were adopted in 2015-16,

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1 in 23 adoptions in Scotland now to same-sex couples

New figures released by National Records of Scotland in August show that adoptions in the country by same-sex couples rose to 1 in 23 last year. Out of 504 adoptions in 2015, 22 were to same-sex couples, accounting for 4.37

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LGBT Adoption & Fostering Week 2016 smashes records

The fifth LGBT Adoption & Fostering Week closed on Sunday 13 March. Reaching a record number of LGBT potential adoptive parents and foster carers, the campaign’s twitter hashtag alone reached over 19.2 million* people. The week brought together adoption and

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LGBT adoption & fostering in the North West (Gaydio)

New Family Social appeared on Gaydio on 07 March to talk about LGBT adoption & fostering. Listen to the full interview here to find out why it’s important and what work’s being done in the North West to reach more

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Call for more LGBT people in the UK to foster or adopt on tenth anniversary of law change

More LGBT adopters and foster carers are needed across the UK, on the tenth anniversary of the law changing to protect same-sex couples from discrimination when adopting. Although adoptions by same-sex couples accounted for 1 in 12 of all adoptions

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Message of Support from Coram

Jeanne Kaniuk OBE, managing director of the leading Independent Adoption Agency, Coram, said: ‘Coram’s adoption services are here to guide all people through the rewarding and life-changing process of becoming parents. We understand how being in care impacts on children and

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