Once again this year, leading children’s charity and adoption agency Adoption Matters is supporting LGBTQ+ Fostering and Adoption Week (March 2-8) by holding a number of information evenings and a LIVE chat session during the week. The charity is proud members of New Family Social, who run the campaign week which this year aims to tackle the myths and expectation of discrimination LGBTQ+ people can hold, that prevent them from exploring routes to parenthood.
Nationally 1 in 7 adoptions in 2019 were to same-sex couples and Adoption Matters welcomes potential LGBTQ+ adopters and foster carers to get in touch and explore adoption. Statistics are not currently collected on single gay adopters so the number of LGBTQ adopters will be higher. Adoption Matters adopter Charlie* adopted through the concurrent planning service when he was 35 years old. He shares his story here: https://www.adoptionmatters.org/case_study/charlie/
Adoption Matters are hosting four adoption evenings during the week in Leeds, Morpeth, St. Helens and at the LGBT Foundation in Manchester, details below. The live chat session will be held on Wednesday 3 March at 7-8pm where people can login and chat to an experienced member of the adoption team live.
Manchester: Thursday 5 March at 6:30pm at LGBT Foundation, 5 Richmond Street, Manchester, M1 3HF
St. Helens: Wednesday 4 March at 6:30pmMillennium Centre, Corporation Street, St. Helens, WA10 1HJ.
Leeds: Wednesday 4 March at 6:30pm Voluntary Action Leeds Stringer House 34 Lupton Street Hunslet LEEDS LS10 2QW
Morpeth: Thursday 5 March at 6:30pm Northumberland County Blind Association, Reiver House, Staithes Lane, Morpeth, Northumberland, NE61 1TD.
Can’t make any of these events but still want to find out more? Download a free adoption information pack here or contact us on Freephone: 0300 123 1066.