LGBT+ single or couple? You can foster
25 February 2020
Brent Fostering is joining LGBT+ Adoption and Fostering Week kicking off on 2 March 2020. The aim of the campaign organised by New Family Social is to dispel the myths surrounding LGBT+ adoption and fostering, and encourage singles and couples to get involved in looking after children in care.
The campaign will highlight that being LGBT+ living with HIV, having had mental health issues or being over 40 are not barriers to fostering or adopting children.
Cllr Mili Patel, Lead Member for Children's Safeguarding, Early Help and Social Care, said: “LGBT Fostering and Adoption Week is a reminder that Brent is an open and inclusive borough. Children in care need love and understanding. Being lesbian, gay, bi-sexual or transgender does not make you less able to care for children. As long as you are kind-hearted, patient and resilient, you can foster. If this is you, get in touch with our team and they will help you to start your journey.”
Our fostering team will organise an information evening on 5 March. A foster carer will be present at the event to speak about their experience of looking after children.
Are you interested in adoption? Visit Adopt London to find out more directly from them.