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Help for LGBT+ adopters, foster carers & agencies

3 Jan 2020 15:04 | Anonymous member (Administrator)

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Help for LGBT+ adopters & foster carers

Benefits of joining New Family Social

New Family Social is the UK’s peer support network for adopters and foster carers who are LGBT+. Our secure online forums are a great way to seek support and advice from others in the same situation as you. And with our members spread across the UK, there’s a wealth of events held across the country – some for all the family and some where the adults can blow off steam together. You can post anonymously, share stories or just vent to others who understand!

Our memberships for LGBT+ people are structured in three levels. Our Bronze members can access free-of-charge our tools for finding information sessions and agencies that welcome and support LGBT+ applicants. Silver members can participate in our member forums, attend members events open to that level of membership and view exclusive web content. Gold members can use our forums, attend all events and reach out to other members through our members' directory. There's also a family-finding service open to Gold members if they reach that part of the journey.

Find out more about joining New Family Social as an LGBT+ member.


Help for adoption & fostering agencies

Benefits of joining New Family Social

An agency membership means that all of your confirmed LGBT+ adopters and foster carers are entitled to free individual memberships of New Family Social, for as long as your agency maintains its agency subscription. There’s no maximum cap on the number of LGBT+ adopters/foster carers this applies to. And your existing LGBT+ adopters and foster carers can join for free as well.

An agency membership also includes:

  • Access to our free family-finding service. Agencies can circulate profiles of children they are family-finding for, direct to LGBT+ adopters who’ve been approved for family-finding.
  • Free promotion of your recruitment events through New Family Social’s social media channels.
  • Ability to list sessions on New Family Social’s recruitment events calendar.
  • Inclusion on New Family Social’s agency finder, the listing of LGBT+-friendly agencies across the UK.
  • Access to New Family Social’s training courses.
  • Priority access to New Family Social’s campaigns.
  • You can submit articles for publication on the NFS website.
  • There’s assistance with filling panel vacancies in your area.

Complete this form to find out more about joining New Family Social as a member agency.





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