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LGBT History Month

February 01, 2016

Today marks the start of LGBT History Month.

Throughout the whole of February, special events will be taking place across the UK.  These events and other activities during the month will seek to raise awareness and improve education regarding issues which affect the LGBT community, and to promote the welfare of LGBT people.  You can find out more here, and check out the calendar of events which will be taking place throughout the month.

With the focus so firmly on the LGBT community this month, this seems as good a time as any for SFCS to renew its appeals for LGBT adopters to come forward.

mums_son_painting2Adoption is a rewarding and fulfilling experience for anyone, and SFCS welcomes all kinds of adopters for all kinds of children – regardless of age, race, cultural background, religion, marital status or sexual orientation.

SFCS operates an ‘open door’ policy, and we actively encourage couples and individuals from all walks of life to consider adoption.  We are always glad to hear from lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans individuals or couples who would like to build a family through adoption.  You can find out more on our Who can adopt page.

SFCS Chief Executive Alison Miller says, “At present there are around 3,000 vulnerable children in care who are awaiting adoption.  Many of those children are sadly deemed ‘hard to place’; children over the age of four, sibling groups of two or more, children with disabilities or additional needs, and children from black and minority ethnic backgrounds all wait longer in the care system before families are found for them.

This February, during LGBT History Month, we’d particularly like to appeal to the LGBT community – could you provide love, security and permanency to a vulnerable child?”

If you’d like to find out more about adopting a child through SFCS, please visit our Adoption Connections page.  It’s packed with information and resources which will help you find out more.  And if you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with us – we’ll be delighted to speak to you.

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