• Cllr Jacob Birch

LGBT+ Adoption and Fostering Week 2020

If you are LGBT+ and thinking about becoming a parent or fostering in the East Riding we want to hear from you.

From 2-8 March, adoption and fostering agencies, including One Adoption North and Humber and East Riding of Yorkshire Council, are celebrating LGBT+ Adoption and Fostering Week, #lgbtadoptfoster, encouraging more LGBT+ people to consider different pathways to parenting a child. We welcome LGBT+ potential parents and will support your application to adopt or foster.

There were more than one in seven adoptions in England in 2019 to LGBT+ people. However, there are still many children in care whose lives could be transformed by an LGBT+ adopter or foster carer.

“There is no such thing as a typical adopter,” said Suzie Grove, head of agency, One Adoption North and Humber.

“We welcome applications from people of any sexuality, race or religion – you don’t have to be married or have a partner either, we have lots of excellent single adopters. What matters is that you can open your hearts and open your homes to a child who may have not had the greatest start in life.”

Discover how you can start your journey to becoming a family by coming to an adoption information event on Thursday 5 March, 6-8pm at East Riding Treasure House, Champney Road, Beverley.

For more information visit:

To find out more about fostering with East Riding of Yorkshire Council, who can foster and the different types of fostering available, come to our drop in event at East Riding Leisure Haltemprice, Thursday 5th March, 3-6pm or visit

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