Hull City Council’s Fostering team and One Adoption North and Humber, North Yorkshire and the Humber’s regional adoption agency are showing their support for LGBTQ+ Adoption and Fostering Week (6-12 March) to encourage more LGBTQ+ people to consider adoption and fostering.
This year’s campaign ‘1,2,3 or More?’ highlights how LGBT+ people can make a huge difference when they adopt or foster.
Councillor Tock, portfolio holder for Children’s Services at Hull City Council said:“We are encouraging everyone to come forward and help meet the diverse needs of some of Hull’s most vulnerable children. We want to be able to offer these children a stable, loving home, without focusing on the sexuality of adoptive parents and foster carers in achieving this.
“I’m delighted that we can raise the profile of LGBTQ+ adopters and carers by supporting the campaign. We offer a warm welcome to everyone who is interested in finding out more about adoption or fostering and I’d urge people to get in touch.”
Howard Lovelady, Head of Agency, One Adoption North and Humber, said: “All people who adopt are unique and valued and we are proud that 1 in 6 of our adopters are from the LGBTQ+ community. We welcome people from all backgrounds, sexuality, race or religion, single, married or with a partner, who want to offer a child a loving, secure and stable home.
“Children are at the centre of everything we do, and this year’s campaign focuses on finding families for children in sibling groups who often wait the longest. We currently have ten sibling groups of two or more children and an urgent need for adopters who can meet their needs. We welcome anyone who wants to find out more about adopting with us to come to one of our online information events.”
One Adoption North and Humber regularly hosts online information events which are an opportunity for people of all sexualities to hear from friendly, professional staff to find out more about adoption.
The next information event is being held on Monday 13 March on Zoom and can be booked by visiting the One Adoption website: www.oneadoption.co.uk/events
Find out more about fostering in Hull by visiting www.hullfostering.co.uk.