Adoption event

February 26 2018

LESBIAN, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) couples and singles are being invited to an information event for LGBT Adoption and Fostering week.

LESBIAN, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) couples and singles are being invited to an information event for LGBT Adoption and Fostering week.

CCS Adoption, Bristol City Council, North Somerset and Action for Children are coming together at the Watershed on Wednesday March 7 so people can learn more about the rewards and challenges of being an adoptive or foster parent.

The drop-in event takes place during LGBT Adoption and Fostering week (March 5-11) and is supported by New Family Social, the LGBT network for Foster and Adoptive families.  

Since 2012, there has been a significant increase in the number of LGBT adoptions. Across England, Scotland and Wales around one in ten adoptions are now by same-sex couples and the total number of LGBT adoptions that have taken place is approaching 3,000.

CCS Adoption adviser and gay adoptive parent Frances said: "I adopted two children with my partner and we didn’t experience our sexuality being a barrier to us adopting.  Deciding to adopt has been the best decision we’ve ever made.  We experience wonderful moments and tricky times like any adoptive parents.  Our children are proud of having two mums!"

The free event will be at Watershed from 6-8pm. People can drop in any time to hear presentations as well as to speak informally with LGBT Adopters, as well as experienced adoption and fostering workers who will be on hand to answer questions and provide further information. Presentations will start at 6.30pm. Anyone interested in adoption and fostering can register to attend the drop-in event at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/lgbt-and-wondering-about-adopting-or-fostering-