Peterborough LGBT+ residents asked to consider adoption or fostering

Peterborough City Council is supporting this year’s annual LGBT+ (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender) Adoption and Fostering Week (March 1-7) to help raise awareness about the need for more adopters and foster carers throughout the county.

Sunday, 28th February 2021, 4:45 am

The campaign ‘Build You Family’ encourages LGBT+ potential adopters and foster carers to consider expanding their family and sharing their life with a child or young person.

The campaign seeks to tackle some common misconceptions surrounding the fostering and adoption process and raise awareness among people who identify as LGBT+ of the adoption and fostering parenting routes that are open to them.

Cllr Lynne Ayres, Peterborough City Council’s cabinet member for children’s services, said: “We know from many years of experience that LGBT+ people come with open minded enthusiasm about the possibilities of starting a family through adoption or fostering, however, often misconceptions prevent them.

“All of our children have had a tough start in life but we reach out to everyone without prejudice to ask if you would be willing to offer a stable, warm and loving environment for our children and young people to grow and thrive.”

LGBT+ Adoption & Fostering week is organised by New Family Social, a charity that supports LGBT+ Adopters and Foster Carers across the UK.

If you are interested in fostering and want to find out more: call 0800 3288433, email [email protected] or visit https://www.peterborough.gov.uk/residents/fostering-and-adoption/fostering-contact-us-and-enquiry-form.

If you feel adoption is better suited to you then call 0300 123 1093.

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