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Adoption & fostering open day Hertfordshire

Come along and talk to us during National LGBT Adoption and Fostering week. You are invited to the adoption and fostering open day in support of this year’s LGBT Week (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender) 6-12 March 2017. The event takes place on Saturday, March 11 at Bourne Leisure, HP2 AYL, from 10.30am – 1.30pm.…
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Raising awareness for LGBT adoption & fostering

Hertfordshire County Council is supporting this year’s sixth annual LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender) Adoption and Fostering Week to help raise awareness about the need for more adopters and foster carers throughout the county. LGBT Adoption and Fostering Week runs from March 6-12 and aims to reach potential adoptive parents and foster carers with…
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Calling all kinds of loving families

It should be a fact of life for every child – a loving family and a safe home where they can grow up happy and content. Unfortunately, more than 2,000 children across the UK are currently awaiting adoption, still hoping for that security and permanency in their lives. For older children, sibling groups, children with…
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Alternative Family Week

Alternative Family Week gives advice to would-be mums and dads, and will help raise awareness of different families through a series of events run by fertility experts and parenting networks. Learn more about the legal aspects of having a family, meet experts in adoption, go on a trip to the Zoo and more. For day-by-day…
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LGBT Adoption & Fostering Week

LGBT Adoption & Fostering Week is run by New Family Social, the UK support group for LGBT adopters and foster carers. Each spring, agencies across the UK hold events specifically for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender prospective parents. Two main conference events are also held in London and Manchester. Are you lesbian, gay, bisexual or…
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Same family, different schools

James Williams is a gay dad of two sibling boys aged 10 and 9. He is a writer, actor and director. He writes about his life with his partner as a gay family formed through adoption. Read his blog at 4relativestrangers which is soon to be a book. He was awarded the title of National…
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Adoption open evening, Salford

 Adoption open evening, Salford Salford City Council hold open evenings and information events throughout the year. Come along and find out more about adoption, meet the team and hear about personal experiences from adoptive parents. It helps them plan the meeting if they know how many people to expect, so please contact them for details of the…
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National Adoption Week

National Adoption Week promotes adoption to all walks of life. Previously run by BAAF, the week is now run by adoption information service First 4 Adoption. Look out for gay parents in the press speaking positively to promote LGBT adoption. They have pledged to retweet all tweets with the hashtag #NationalAdoptionWeek so get tweeting your…
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LGBT adoption: jargon buster

Jargon buster Tummy mummy: an easy term instead of birth mother that young kids understand Forever family: a child’s adoptive family are known as their forever family to acknowledge the permanent bond between them Life story work: a story book with, where possible, photographs of each child’s journey from birth through foster care to their…
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The adoption process in 10 steps

Here’s a breakdown of the adoption process. This may vary depending on your agency but these are the likely steps involved.   Step 1: preliminary enquiry Make contact with a local adoption team through your council, a charity or other adoption organisations. They will ask you a few questions to establish whether you are eligible,…
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