In May 2023 senior leaders from across the adoption sector in England took part in a course specifically designed to drive improvements in its work with LGBTQ+ applicants.
As LGBTQ+ people now represent the second largest group of people who adopt in the country New Family Social works with agencies to make this as smooth as possible – while also supporting and advocating for LGBTQ+ people on their adoption (and fostering) journeys.
Among the organisations that completed the two-part course for senior leaders were:
- Action for Children
- Adopt East RAA
- Adopt London East RAA
- Adopt London South RAA
- Adopt North East RAA
- Adopt South RAA
- Adopt Thames Valley RAA
- Adopters for Adoption
- Adoption Central England (ACE) RAA
- Adoption Connects RAA
- Adoption East Midlands RAA
- Adoption Focus
- Adoption Matters
- Adoption Now RAA
- Adoption West RAA
- Birmingham Children’s Trust (Now Adopt Birmingham RAA)
- Caritas Care
- Coram Ambitious for Adoption RAA
- Coram Baaf
- IAC Centre
- National Adoption Leeds
- One Adoption North & Humber RAA
- One Adoption West Yorkshire RAA
- PACT Charity
- Yorkshire Adoption Agency
The training – which was free to attend – was open and promoted to all regional adoption agencies and voluntary adoption agencies working in England.
If you’re considering which agency to go on your adoption journey with – and it doesn’t appear on the list above – you may want to ask it why.
Bronze members can also log in to the site to check out agencies across the UK that want to hear from LGBTQ+ people as potential applicants.