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Adoption & Fostering: 10 Good Reasons why LGBT people should consider it

Record numbers of LGBT people in the UK now consider adoption and fostering, but many more are needed to parent vulnerable children. LGBT Adoption & Fostering Week – the annual campaign encouraging LGBT people in the UK to explore these

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Manchester information seminar for LGBT potential adopters and foster carers

Booking is now open for an information evening in central Manchester for lesbian, gay, bi and trans people considering adoption or fostering. Taking place on 8 March this is a rare opportunity to hear from both professionals and other LGBT

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London information seminar for LGBT potential adopters and foster carers

Booking is now open for an information evening in central London for lesbian, gay, bi and trans people considering adoption or fostering. Taking place on 8 March this is a rare opportunity to hear from both professionals and other LGBT

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LGBT Adoption & Fostering Week returns to the UK from 5 March

Booking is now open for two free evening seminars – held by New Family Social – specifically for LGBT people to find out how they can adopt or foster. Taking place in London and Manchester on 8 March, the evenings

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Adoption a ‘runaway train often breaching rights of birth parents’ (The Guardian)

The British Association of Social Workers’s independent adoption inquiry investigating the role of social workers in adoption has called for a significant rethink and review of adoption law, the Guardian reports. Find out more: Adoption a ‘runaway train often breaching

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Report says 20 per cent of siblings taken into care are split up (BBC News)

A report finds that 20% of sibling groups were split up because of difficulty finding suitable places. Almost 20 per cent of sibling groups in Scotland taken into care were split up because of a difficulty in finding suitable placements,

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Record-breaking 1 in 7 same-sex couples adopting kids, new figures reveal

New figures reveal a record-breaking one in seven couples adopting kids in England and Wales are same-sex, but heterosexual couples are adopting less There are a record number of same-sex couples adopting kids in England and Wales, according to new

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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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