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LGBTQ+ Adoption & Fostering Week 2024

'Different Together'




LGBTQ+ Adoption & Fostering Week returns from 4 March, 2024. The campaign is unique in the UK in speaking solely to the LGBTQ+ community. It brings together adoption and fostering agencies that want to talk to LGBTQ + potential applicants, with people in our community interested in either parenting or caring route. The 2024 campaign will focus on encouraging more LGBTQ+ people - particularly those from the global majority - to consider adopting or fostering children from minoritised ethnic groups.



Events taking place

To support the campaign a range of events will also take place. Registration's now open for the first, an online 'Introduction to Adoption & Fostering for LGBTQ+ People'. Taking place 6 March, the session will showcase stories from LGBTQ+ adoptive parents and foster carers from the global majority. Existing Bronze members can log-in and register for the event now or non-members can join as a free Bronze member now and then register. 

Join as a Bronze member


'Preparing for transracial adoption and fostering' will take place online on 4 March. Aimed at LGBTQ+ people already in the assessment process - or who are family-finding - it offers practical support in promoting the heritage and culture of you adopted/fostered child. Gold and Silver members can login now to register for the event.

Register as Gold/Silver member 



'Supporting LGBTQ+ transracial adoption/fostering applicants' takes place online on 7 March at midday. It's open to all interested sector staff. Orange members can find out more and sign up to the event by logging-in. Non-members can complete this form to apply to attend.

Orange member registration



Can my agency take part?

It's not too late for agencies to register to participate in the 2024 campaign. It's free and open to all agencies the operate in the UK.  You can catch up with the 2023 campaign elsewhere on this website.

Orange members - staff who work at an agency that holds an annual subscription to New Family Social - can register their agencies using the link below. Alternatively, staff can can complete this online form and we'll do the rest

Orange member sign up



Agencies already signed up to support LGBTQ+ Adoption & Fostering Week 2024

Read the full list of supporting agencies

Agencies supporting the campaign that offer free access to our dedicated support for LGBTQ+ applicants: Action for Children Scotland Fostering, Adopt Birmingham RAA, Adopt Coast to Coast RAA, Adopt East RAA, Adopt London North RAA, Adopt London South RAA, Adopt North East RAA, Adopt South RAA, Adopt South West RAA, Adopt Thames Valley RAA, Adopters for Adoption, Adoption at Heart RAA, Adoption Connects RAA, Adoption Central England RAA (ACE), Adoption Connects RAA, Adoption Counts RAA, Adoption East Midlands RAA, Adoption Focus, Adoption Lancashire & Blackpool RAA, Adoption Matters, Adoption Mid & West Wales, Adoption NoW RAA, Adoption Partnership South East RAA, Adoption Tees Valley RAA, Adoption West RAA, Amicus Foster Care, Arc Adoption North East, Barnardo's, Barnardo's [North East], Barnardo's Cymru, Barnardo's Fostering and Adoption [London & South East], Barnardo's Scotland, Bath & North East Somerset Council [Fostering Service], Birmingham Children's Trust, Buckinghamshire County Council, Bury Council [Fostering Service], Calderdale Council [Fostering Service], Cambridgeshire County Council [Fostering Service], Caritas Care CCS Adoption, Compass Fostering, Coram Ambitious for Adoption RAA, Diagrama, Family Adoption Links RAA, Foster Wales Powys, Foster Wales, Fostering North London, Fostering Solutions North West, Gateshead Council [Fostering Service], Gloucestershire County Council [Fostering], Leicester City Council [Fostering Service], Leicestershire County Council, Lincolnshire County Council [Fostering Service], London Borough of Camden, London Borough of Hillingdon [Fostering Service], London Borough of Hounslow [Fostering Service], London Borough of Waltham Forest [Fostering Team], Manchester City Council [Fostering], NFA East, National Fostering Agency, Nexus Fostering, North Wales Adoption Service, Northumberland County Council [Fostering], Oldham Metropolitan Borough Council [Fostering Service], One Adoption North & Humber RAA, One Adoption South Yorkshire RAA, One Adoption West Yorkshire RAA, PACT (Parents and Children Together), Safehouses Fostering, Scottish Adoption, South East Wales Adoption Service [SEWAS], South Gloucestershire Council, St Andrew's Children's Society, Staffordshire County Council, Sunderland City Council [Fostering Service], TACT Fostering, The Foster Care Charity, The Foster Care Co-operative, Together for Adoption RAA, Together4Children RAA, Together Trust, Trafford Council [Fostering Service], Vale, Valleys & Cardiff Regional Adoption Collaborative, Western Bay Adoption Service, Yorkshire Adoption Agency

The following agencies all also support the campaign, but may not offer free access to our dedicated support: AFA Fostering, Bedford Borough Council [Fostering Service], Bracknell Forest Council [Fostering Service], The Children's Family Trust, City of York Council [Fostering], Cumbria Fostering & Adoption, Derby City Council, East Riding of Yorkshire Council, Fair Ways Fostering, Family Fostering, Foster for Cheshire East [Cheshire East Council Fostering Service], Inverclyde HSCP, Lancashire County Council [Fostering Service], London Borough of Croydon [Fostering Service], London Borough of Harrow [Fostering service], London Borough of Sutton [Fostering Service], New Routes Fostering, North Ayrshire Council, Nexus Fostering, Park Foster Care, Renfrewshire Council, Rotherham Metropolitan Borough Council [Fostering Service], Sheffield City Council [Fostering Service], Southampton City Council [Fostering service], St Christopher's, Suffolk County Council [Fostering service], To The Moon and Back Fostering, West Sussex County Council [Fostering service]



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