Colin Rogerson from law firm Dawson Cornwell talks about step parent agreements as a route to parenting responsibility without adoption. If you’re considering using a step parent agreement or want to understand more about this as an alternative to adoption to start your future family, watch this video to find out more. Dawson Cornwell areRead more about Video: Step Parent Agreements for parenting responsibility without adoption[…]
Video from the 2016 Alternative Parenting Show. Take a look at this short highlight video from 2016 to give you some insight into what to expect at the 2017 My Future Family Show on 23 September 2017.
Anyone over 21 and without a serious criminal conviction is eligible to adopt including: single people, those who already have children, people in rented accommodation, members of the lesbian, gay or transgender communities. There is no upper age limit to apply to adopt in England. Who are the children? There are currently almost 3000 childrenRead more about Could you adopt?[…]
More trans people are called to explore adoption in a new film published today (6 March 2017) by New Family Social. The film’s launch coincides with the first day of LGBT Adoption & Fostering Week 2017 in the UK. The clip focuses on Alex, a trans adoptive Dad. Alex says ‘vulnerable children need to figureRead more about New Family Social launch a new video for Fostering & Adoption Week 2017[…]
More LGBT adopters and foster carers are needed in 2017 to provide loving homes for children in Britain, according to New Family Social. In 2016, 1 in 10 adoptions in England were to same-sex couples, but some 70,000 children in the country remain in care. Experts estimate that an additional 9,000 foster carers alone were neededRead more about More LGBT adopters and foster carers needed in Britain[…]
Colin Rogerson, Solicitor-Advocate at Dawson Cornwell, offers some advice on the legal issues associated with the journey to parenthood. More and more LGBT people want to start a family. For several years, Dawson Cornwell have been legal sponsors to the Alternative Parenting Show: an annual show held in Covent Garden that provides an ideal opportunityRead more about PARENTING FOR BEGINNERS[…]
Amelia already had a child when she met Jayne. The child’s father only knew Amelia for four months and Jayne did not put his name on the birth certificate. He did not want anything to do with the pregnancy. Neither Amelia nor the child has been able to trace him and Amelia never knew hisRead more about Case Study: Amelia & Jane (adoption)[…]
The current shortage of foster homes and carers in the UK currently stands at over 10,000 according to The Fostering Network. To compensate for the shortfall, the Network runs an annual recruitment drive, Foster Care Fortnight, designed to raise awareness of the need for more foster carers and crucially secure participation from those of you who’veRead more about Fostering a new life[…]