We will be hosting a special information evening to promote fostering and adoption among the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community.
The event, taking place on 10 March 2016 at Brent Civic Centre, is just one of a number of events taking place across the country as part of LGBT Adoption and Fostering Week, which is supported by us and New Family Social.
The information evening in Brent is a chance to hear from other LGBT people in the area who have changed their lives through adoption or fostering. There will be opportunities to learn about children who need families and the adoption and fostering process.
Councillor Ruth Moher, Lead Member for Children and Young People, said:
"We need people with love and resourcefulness who can who can help a child with their needs. If this sounds like you then please get in touch as there are children and young people in Brent who are waiting for a loving home and family."
One in 12 adoptions in England in 2015 were to same-sex couples, but there are nationally still some 69,540 children in care. In Brent we need foster carers and adopters from all walks of life. You can be single, over 40 and you don't need to own your own home to consider foster caring or adoption.
To register for our information evening or to find out more about fostering and adoption please visit www.brent.gov.uk/fostering.