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.

We have hand-picked some of our materials and resources to share during #LGBTQ+AdoptionandFosteringWeek that relate to adoption, fostering and kinship specifically from an LGBTQ+ perspective.


Two teenagers with LGBTQ+ flags around their shoulders

LGBTQ+ young people and their social care needs

12 March | 1:30pm - 3pm | Zoom
Lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer or questioning (LGBTQ+) young people are overrepresented in the social care system. But our understanding about their experience has significant gaps.

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What is Section 28?

Section 28, part of the Local Government Act 1988 in the UK, prohibited local authorities from promoting or endorsing homosexuality and its acceptance in schools.

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Becoming a proud parent 

Big thanks to Matt Taylor-Roberts for letting us share his inspiring journey to parenthood with his baby boy! Despite hurdles, he and his partner are breaking barriers for LGBTQ+ families' acceptance in our communities. 


The pink guide to adoption for lesbians and gay men front cover

Read our Editor’s Exclusive

Every month we release a free chapter from one of our bestselling publications. For March, in support of LGBTQ+ Adoption and Fostering Week 2024, we are sharing the foreword and introduction from ' The pink guide to adoption for lesbians and gay men’.

Read our free chapter


LGBTQ+ books 

Children's books 
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We have a range of books that explore LGBTQ+ topics and themes in an accessible and interesting way for children. Is it true you have two mums?, Josh and Jaz have three mums, and Dad David, Baba Chris and Me are some of the titles that we offer diverse, affirming and heartwarming perspectives for children within adopted, fostering and kinship families. 

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For social workers, children's social care professionals, parents and carers 
For social workers, children's social care professionals, parents and carers

Browse our range of publications that explore themes and topics that relate to LGBTQ+ children, parents, carers and families. Our carefully curated selection is designed to provide you with everything you need to make informed decisions, gain valuable insights, and receive expert advice and support. 

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