Support for lesbian and gay foster carers

There are around 90,000 children in care across the UK, 6,000 of whom need to be adopted. However, there is a desperate shortage of both adopters and foster carers.


Thousands more people are needed to give these vulnerable children a secure and loving home and lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) adopters and foster carers are welcomed.

Through our work at the British Association for Adoption & Fostering (BAAF) we know members of the LGBT community make fantastic parents and children in their care flourish. This is why BAAF is supporting LGBT Adoption & Fostering Week (March 3rd-9th) which is run by New Family Social.

People from all walks of life are welcome. You can be single or in a relationship; you don’t have to own your own home and you don’t need to be under 40!

There are information events happening across the UK where you can learn more about becoming a family through adoption and fostering. So if you think you could give a vulnerable child or children a loving and supportive family life visit to find your nearest event or for general information about fostering and adoption visit


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Srabani Sen

Chief Executive, British Association for Adoption & Fostering (BAAF)