LGBT adoption week includes stand at National Gay Wedding Show
Gay couples who are interested in becoming parents are being asked to consider adoption during LGBT Adoption and Fostering Week (March 4 – 10).
With a shortage of adoptive parents in the region, the week is being supported by the Together for Adoption collaboration between Knowsley, Halton, Cheshire West and Chester councils.
As part of the week Together for Adoption will be at the National Gay Wedding Show at the BT Convention Centre in Liverpool on Sunday, 3rd March, to meet with Gay couples who might want to find out more about adoption.
Each year around 50 children are in need of adoption in the West Cheshire, Halton and Knowsley areas and finding stable, loving homes for them is vital.
Being gay or lesbian is not a barrier to adoption and same-sex couples in the region who are interested in becoming parents are being asked to get in touch to talk through the process and find out more.
If you are interested in adoption, come along to meet the team at the National Gay Wedding Show, or call:
- Knowsley Adoption Team on 0151 443 3958, or visit www.knowsley.gov.uk and search for ‘adoption’
- Cheshire West and Chester AdoptionTeam on 01244 972222, or visit www.adoptionwestcheshire.co.uk
- Halton Adoption Team on 0800 195 3175 or visit www.halton.gov.uk and search for ‘adoption’
LGBT Adoption & Fostering Week is organised by New Family Social, the charity for LGBT adopters and foster carers. You can find out more at their website www.newfamilysocial.org.uk/