Cambridgeshire County Council promoting Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender adoption and fostering

Chairman Cllr David Bard raising the flag outside South Cambridgeshire District Council Hall

Chairman Cllr David Bard raising the flag outside South Cambridgeshire District Council Hall - Credit: Archant

MEMBERS of the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender community are being urged to become adoptive parents or foster carers.

Monday sees the start of the second annual LGBT Adoption and Fostering Week, organised by national charity New Family Social, which aims to reach potential adoptive parents and foster carers with information about how to get involved and tells the stories of those who have adopted or fostered children.

This year, Cambridgeshire County Council will be hosting a regional event on Thursday at the Holiday Inn at Impington, which will be attended by local authorities and charities and offers people the opportunity to find out more in a friendly and informal environment.

Councillor David Brown, Cambridgeshire County Council’s Cabinet Member for Children and Young People, said: “We are delighted to be hosting this important event and look forward to meeting people who feel they could provide a loving home to a local child.”

Andy Leary-May, director of New Family Social, said: “Some people are still put off by fears that they won’t be welcomed by agencies, but things are changing.

“It’s clear to see how well children in LGBT families are doing, and what a positive and rewarding choice fostering and adoption can be.”

For more information about the event and to book your place call 0800 052 0078 or email

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