The Fostering Network support LGBT adoption and fostering week


LGBT adoption and fostering week is due to take place between Monday 20 and Sunday 26 February 2012. The event, organised by the organisation New Family Social, is the first of its kind in the UK and you can find out more information by visiting their website

Commenting on the first ever LGBT Adoption and Fostering Week Robert Tapsfield, chief executive of the Fostering Network, said: "There is a need for more foster carers to provide homes for children right across the UK, and fostering services want to hear from people with the right skills and qualities to come forward and apply to be a foster carer.

"This is the 21st century, an age where sexuality should not be a barrier to wanting to offer your home, your time, your skills and your love to children who cannot live with their own families. If fostering is something that appeals to you, we strongly encourage you to make contact with your local fostering service to discuss the skills needed to become a foster carer, and whether this is something that you can do."

To find your local fostering service, you can visit