Strong & happy LGBT+ adoptive & foster families
Adoption & Fostering Support Week for LGBT+ parents 2021
20-24 September, 2021
Adoption & Fostering Support Week for LGBT+ parents 2021 kicks off on 20 September. The campaign's led by New Family Social. It brings together adoption and fostering agencies and LGBT+ adoptive parents and foster carers. The campaign aims to improve the support LGBT+ adopters and foster carers need to provide the support our country's vulnerable children need.
LGBT+ adopters and foster carers bring a unique skillset to parenting. They can also face distinct and separate challenges. Research and anecdotal evidence both suggest that LGBT+ people are more likely to adopt those children who are older, in sibling groups, have additional needs, etc. This means LGBT+ adopters and foster carers are more likely themselves to need additional support from their agencies.
(If you're considering starting an adoption or fostering journey then New Family Social's Adoption, Fostering & Tea may be for you. Simply sign up for a free Bronze membership to access all the back episodes. Or go to Spotify, Apple or your podcast provider of choice.)
Curated content for the campaign will appear on this page from 20 September. In the meantime you can check out our podcast Adoption, Fostering & Tea.
20 September 2021 - Pick the perfect primary school [Gold & Silver New Family Social members]
21 September 2021 - The CAMHS/CYPMHS Challenge [Gold & Silver New Family Social members]
22 September 2021 - Selecting a secondary school [Gold & Silver New Family Social members]
23 September 2021 - Managing the transition from primary to secondary school [Gold and Silver members]
24 September 2021 - Understanding EHCPs [Gold & Silver New Family Social members]