Monthly Archives: February 2015

We’re really excited to finally re-launch our website!

It’s been a few months of blood, sweat and tears for the team here... What with our growing reputation as a trusted voice on LGBT parenting and families, and requests for things we couldn’t quite provide, we knew it was time to bring our website up-to-date, but we never expected to be led down such…
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Welcome to our new website!

We did it! Phew! This website has been my baby for the last couple or three months so I'm really excited to see it being launched at the end of TODAY! (fingers crossed) I've learnt so much on this project. We've used Wordpress to build the website and I certainly wouldn't have called myself a…
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Unsung LGBT heroes: Margaret Rutherford

Margaret Rutherford, unsung hero Comic and character actor, Margaret Rutherford, was born into a drama-filled life.  Following her mother’s death, aged three, she was delivered to a kindly aunt, described by Rutherford as ‘my adoptive mother and one of the saints of the world,’ where she was raised in a comfortable, loving, London household. At…
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Advances in IVF technology

Time-lapse imaging and morphokinetic algorithms A Danish-developed machine that takes time-lapse images of embryos in the first five days of development is increasing live birth rates in IVF treatment. With the EmbryoScopes incubator scientists can view over 5000 images. In conventional IVF laboratories embryo development will be checked up to 6 times. Combined with specific…
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Surrogacy in the UK: choosing a clinic

Surrogacy in the UK: an insider's guide You might think that because there is no legal framework for surrogacy in the UK that clinics don’t offer surrogacy options. Not so. Helen Priddle, Senior Embryologist at the Centre for Reproduction and Gynaecology Wales (CRGW) explains, and gives some top tips on choosing a UK clinic for…
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Adoption & Fostering Week listings 2014

These are our 2014 listings. Details may have changed. Please make your own checks, but usually a website should get you to the most current information. National British Association for Adoption & Fostering (BAAF) Saffron House, 6-10 Kirby St, London EC1N 8TS Tel: 0207 421 2600, email: mail@baaf.org.uk www.baaf.org.uk The Fostering Network 87 Blackfriars Rd,…
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Adoption & Fostering Week Listings, 2013

Three pages of Adoption & Fostering listings, from We Are Family magazine issue 1, Spring 2013. Includes national (England, Scotland and Wales) and county-by-county listings of private agencies and local authorities. Some details may have changed and any dates featured will no longer be valid. Please make your own checks, but usually a website should…
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Brother struggles with sister coming out

Q We have two teenagers - our daughter is at university and our son is in his last year at school. Our daughter came home recently looking very different - her long hair replaced with short and her clothing less girly. She sat us down and announced that she is a lesbian. My husband and…
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Homophobia on holiday

Q Dear Consulting Room I was on a camping holiday recently with my wife and two kids. There was an evening BBQ at the campsite and all the families joined in. We were the only same-sex couple there. Some boys of around 10 years old were playing together near us, wrestling on the grass. One…
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Discrimination in the workplace

Q I’m studying children and young people’s workforce early learning and childcare and doing my work placement in a nursery. I like working with children but I just don’t get along with the people I work with. I don’t feel comfortable to be ‘out’ as comments have been made about them turning down a ‘rough’…
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