Strong & happy LGBTQ+ adoptive & foster families
LGBT+ Adoption & Fostering Week
New Family Social's flagship campaign to encourage more LGBT+ adopters and foster carers
Our 2022 campaign asked LGBT+ people in the UK to consider how they could #BeTheChange
In 2021 there were 80,850 looked after children in England, an all-time high.
There’s an ongoing need for more people to provide foster care across the UK and for more people to consider adoption.
Despite a record proportion of same-sex couples adopting in England, with 1 in 6 adoptions in England to same-sex couples in 2021, LGBT+ people still report high expectations of discrimination from foster and adoption agencies.
To counter this, LGBT+ Adoption & Fostering Week is a unique opportunity for agencies across the UK to come together and encourage more LGBT+ people to consider both pathways to parenting.
The campaign takes place every year and has seen record numbers of LGBT+ people successfully follow adoption and fostering as the route to growing their family.