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Our support campaign, launching across all four nations in September, is your chance to shout about the support your agency offers post placement. Our member agencies get exclusive access to our promotional collateral and support events.  If you are with a member agency then login for more information and to register.  If your agency is not yet a member of New Family Social, then please get in touch using the Contact Form

Starting to consider adopting or fostering? Then read a little bit about the requirements.

What our census does and does not reveal.

1 in 6 adoptions in England in 2020 were to same-sex couples. But LGBT+ applicants still have an expectation of discrimination. 

News - from NFS & our agency friends

A word from...... James Lawrence, Head of Communications & Engagement

What's it really like to adopt or foster if you're LGBT+? It's a question we're often asked. However, while we know anecdotally what it's like - either from talking to our members or from parenting ourselves - it's hard to talk authoritatively about the national situation in the UK. 

That's why in 2020 we opened our first national State of the System poll. The findings were eye-opening

To measure progress and understand what LGBT+ adopters and foster carers currently go through we've opened the poll again for 2021.

If you're one of our Gold or Silver members you can add your voice and share your experiences now.

We'll publish the results in September, to coincide with the Adoption & Fostering Support Week for LGBT+ parents. We're thrilled that some 200 LGBT+ adopters and foster carers have already shared their experiences with us this year. If you're able to, please do participate and help us understand where things need to improve.

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1 in 6

adoptions in England in 2020 were to same-sex  couples

3 in 4

 New Family Social adopters consider adopting siblings


The total number of children in foster care in England

Looking to provide better services to LGBT+ applicants? Look no further

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Some 60 foster agencies joined NFS in 2019. Find out why we're working together.

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Increasing numbers of agencies turn to LGBT+ applicants. What are your options?

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Support from LGBT+ friendly agencies is rising across every UK country. 

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