One in four adoptions at Birmingham Children’s Trust are to LGBTQ+ adopters

Published: 28th Jun 2022

We’re recognising our amazing LGBTQ+ adopters this World Pride day!

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LGBT+ adoptions are rising, and we have lots of LGBTQ+ parents, who have been able to realise their dream of becoming a family with our help.

In 2020, 1 in 7 adopters were LGBTQ+ but, thanks to research by Stonewall, we know that many LGBTQ+ individuals are worried that they will be judged when they apply to adopt.

At Birmingham Children’s Trust in the last three years, around 1 in 4 of our adopters has been LGBTQ+

Birmingham Children’s Trust work hard to ensure that our LGBTQ+ adopters are treated equally to their straight peers. We listen and learn from experience and do everything to apply our learning into our practice.

At Birmingham Children’s Trust, your sexuality and gender identity will not have a negative impact on your application to adopt. 

We are looking for people who are warm, compassionate and resilient; who can provide a child with a safe and loving home to grow up in.

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In January 2022, Birmingham Children's Trust Adoption Agency became a Regional Adoption Agency.

Our home organisation is Birmingham Children’s Trust who are owned by, but independent from Birmingham City Council. They are responsible for all children in care in Birmingham, including all children who need an adoptive family.  Our second partner is Family Society.

Specialist support

Adopt Birmimgham offer life-long support to all our adopters.
We recognise the importance of having the right peer support available to our LGBTQ+ adopters.  Adopt through us and we will provide you with a free membership to New Family Social who are a UK charity led by LGBTQ+ adopters and foster carers.  

New Family Social are a specialist organisation available to answer any questions Birmingham Children’s Trust LGBTQ+ adopters may have, either at the start of their adoption journey or at any time throughout their adoption lifetime.  New Family Social can provide you with peer support, support groups, access to publications, regional and national training.

Get in touch

We’d love to hear from you and take those firsts adoption steps with you. Whether you would like further information and an informal chat or, whether you are ready to apply to adopt, we are here for you. 

Our friendly recruitment team will always have time to have a chat. We have children that need a family like you.  

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