LGBT+ Adoption and Fostering Week returns with theme of #BeTheChange

Monday 7 March 2022

LGBT+ Adoption and Fostering Week returns with theme of #BeTheChange

Adoption Tees Valley is delighted to be supporting LGBT+ Adoption & Fostering Week which returns 7th March – for its tenth year with an important message of #BeTheChange.

The week-long campaign is organised by LGBT+ charity, New Family Social, and brings together 70 adoption and fostering agencies as well as LGBT+ adopters and carers from across the UK to encourage positive change for some of the country’s most vulnerable children.

#BeTheChange – the theme for 2022 – asks LGBT+ people to think about the range of vulnerable children they could parent or care for, and LGBT+ adopters and carers will be sharing their stories.

In the adoption world, children aged five and over, siblings who need to stay together, children with additional needs, and those from black and ethnic minority groups, often wait longer for families, and collectively, we are advocating for these children to find their place in a loving, permanent home, sooner.

The 10th anniversary of LGBT+ Adoption and Fostering Week is also celebrating a positive change in the number of same sex couple adoptions. In 2012, when the initiative started, only 1 in 31 adoptions were to same sex couples, and in 2021 it stood at 1 in 6.

As a proud supporter and member of New Family Social, our LGBT+ adopters benefit from free membership of their site, with full access to all of their resources. Simply ask us for details.

For more information on LGBT+ Adoption and Fostering week, and to follow the stories and information being shared, keep your eyes peeled on the social media channels of both New Family Social and Adoption Tees Valley this week. You can also visit the New Family Social campaign webpage, or contact our team at any time for a chat.