Celebrating LGBT Adoption and Fostering week
Published: 03.03.14The number of adoptions by lesbians and gay men in the UK is on the up with over six per cent of children adopted in England and Wales last year being adopted by same sex couples – a rise of almost 50 per cent from the previous year, and we’re celebrating!
With full gay adoption (joint adoption by same sex couples) legal in only 14 countries, we are glad that legislation in the UK allows for the widest possible pool of prospective adopters to offer stable, loving homes for children waiting to be adopted from care.
There are several myths around gay and lesbian adoption but the most important factor is your ability to provide a permanent, loving home to care for a child who has had a difficult start in life.
We are encouraged that research by Cambridge University's Centre for Family Research into the experience of adoptive families suggests that children adopted by lesbian or gay parents are just as likely to thrive as those adopted by heterosexual couples.
Read about the adoption journey of gay and lesbian adopters at these blogs: