Can I adopt if I am LGBTQ+?

Whether you are LGBTQ+ is not a factor in your right to adopt.  If you identify as Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans, Non-Binary, we welcome your enquiry. We also recognise the resilience, determination and the challenges that you may have overcome in your life.

Sexuality and gender is not on the ‘list’ when looking at what makes a good parent or adopter! What is important is the time, love and commitment you have to offer a child waiting for their forever home through adoption to put their needs above your own.

We are proud members of New Family Social the UK network for LGBTQ+ adoptive and foster families which allows all our approved adopters free membership.  Following public nominations and a judging panel held in September 2021, Adoption Matters received commended agency status for 2021 by New Family Social’s LGBTQ+ adopter and foster carer members. Some 130 nominations and testimonials for agencies and social workers were received from LGBTQ+ people at different stages of the adoption process.

New Family Social’s nominating members said:

“[Adoption Matters is] so child centred, very supportive and really, really had our back through complications”.

“They provide [Adoption Matters] life[long] adoption support [to us]”.