Stockport Council's Fostering and Adoption teams supports LGBT Week 2017

Stockport Council is supporting the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Adoption and Fostering Week taking place 6th-12th March 2017.

In Stockport there is still a need for more carers to come forward and adopt or foster children, in particular sibling groups who often wait the longest to find new forever families.

The fostering and adoption teams will be hosting a stand at the LGBT event taking place on Thursday 9th March starting at 6:30pm at the LGBT Foundation, 5 Richmond Street in Manchester for prospective parents to come and hear more about the process and to talk to LGBT adopters and foster carers in Stockport.

There is also a fostering drop in session being held on Wednesday 15th March 9:30am to 12:30pm at Stockport Town Hall to find out more about the specialist scheme and the different types of fostering schemes available in Stockport.

Councillor Colin Foster, Stockport Council’s Executive Member for Children and Family Services, said: “We know from experience that LGBT people often come to adoption and fostering with an open mind and real enthusiasm, as their first choice for forming a family. Many of our children have had a very traumatic start to life and we have seen them thrive with their new LGBT parents. Like most areas across the country we are in particular need of foster carers for older children and sibling groups and we are always interested in hearing from anyone who is thinking of considering fostering or adoption to contact the Council for more information.”

For more information about becoming a foster carer or adoptive parent, contact the Council’s fostering and adoption teams on 0161 474 3400 or visit www.stockport.gov.uk/fostering or www.stockport.gov.uk/adoption.