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Survey shows strengths of gay adopters as first LGBT Adoption and Fostering Week launches
20 February 2012
Gay adopters and foster carers are being hailed
by social workers for their significant strengths in a survey
commissioned by New Family Social.
At a time when adoption figures are at a 10 year low, 72% of
social workers surveyed saw the "amount of energy and enthusiasm"
LGBT adopters bring to the process as a significant strength,
while 76% saw "openness to difference, and supporting a child
with a sense of difference" as equally important.
Hugh Thornbery, Strategic Director of Children's Services at
Action for Children, a key partner of the week, said: "Over the
years, our LGBT foster carers and adopters have helped to transform
many children's lives and we welcome more applications from
Andy Leary-May, Director of New Family Social, said: "More and
more LGBT people are choosing adoption and fostering as a way to
form a family, and we want prospective parents to see just how
rewarding it can be, and how much advice and support is on offer
from our huge community of families around the UK".
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