In LGBTQ+ adoption, fostering, and kinship families, individuals and couples who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, or queer face distinct challenges and opportunities. This includes navigating acceptance, societal norms, and legal considerations while building supportive family structures. 

Legislation and guidance

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LGBTQ+ Adoption and Fostering Week 2024

LGBTQ+ Adoption & Fostering Week will take place from 4 – 11 March 2024. The annual campaign brings together adoption and fostering agencies from across the UK with LGBTQ+ potential applicants. The week is hosted by New Family Social to raise awareness and encourage the LGBTQ+ community to consider adoption or fostering.

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Our blogs

Supporting transgender, non-binary and gender-diverse foster carers and adopters

In this reflective blog, we consider the key points from our recent webinar with New Family Social about supporting the trans, non-binary and gender diverse adoption community.

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Lunch and learn webinar series

On behalf of RAA leaders, we are delivering a series of webinars in relation to diversity and adoption. These short webinars explore promising practice in adoption work in relation to issues of diversity. Please note that the webinars include discussions of topics and experiences that may be triggering or upsetting.

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LGBTQ+ Adoption

This event addressed the numerous challenges the LGBTQ+ community faces while caring for children, including discrimination, lack of inclusive support, and societal stigmatisation.

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Embracing diversity: supporting trans, non-binary and gender diverse adopters

As LGBTQ+ people are an ever-increasing proportion of adopters, it's crucial that adoption agencies and professionals adapt to the diverse needs and identities of prospective adoptive parents.

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Our recordings

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LGBTQ+ young people and their social care needs

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Experiences of Micro-aggressions for LGBTQ+ carers with a panel of adopters and foster carers.

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