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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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LGBT adoption & fostering info seminar in Manchester announced

As part of LGBT Adoption & Fostering Week 2016, New Family Social will hold a seminar for lesbian, gay, bi and trans prospective parents in Manchester on 10 March. You can find out more and book your free ticket to

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LGBT adoption & fostering info seminar in London announced

As part of LGBT Adoption & Fostering Week 2016, New Family Social will hold a seminar for lesbian, gay, bi and trans prospective parents in central London on 11 March. You can find out more and book your free ticket

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1 in 12 adoptions now by same-sex couples (Pink News)

More same-sex couples than ever before in the UK are choosing to adopt children, data shows. The news comes from new figures published this week by the Department for Education. The stats chart a dramatic rise in same-sex adoptions across the

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