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[…]
Kathryn Bryant, a fertility consultant has 5 tips for starting your journey to creating your future family for LGBT people. 1. Beware of becoming just a number All fertility clinics will be vying for your business. They invest heavily in great marketing and some have done very well at waving the rainbow flag to getRead more about 5 tips for picking an LGBT-friendly Fertility Clinic[…]
Gay parental rights in the US may affect gay people in the UK hoping to use surrogacy in the UK. In this article we explain why. Republican Chairman Reince Priebus, the Chief of Staff is known to have said: “the data, the facts, lead to an inescapable conclusion that every child deserves a married momRead more about Gay parental rights in the US may affect gay people in the UK hoping for US surrogacy[…]
Given limited LGBT family role-modelling, P3 have created a global video campaign that brings LGBT families to the forefront. The video’s key message is that family foundations of love and support have nothing to do with a person’s sexuality, and that diversity in families is as prevalent as diversity in life. They hope the video willRead more about #FamilyIsLove campaign from P3: Proud. Professional. Parents[…]
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[…]
For gay couples keen to start a family, the road to ‘the bump’ may seem particularly bumpy. The process of conception appears cold and clinical, far removed from the warm, loving world in which your baby will be wrapped from the moment it arrives. Before the patter of tiny feet sends you gaga, there areRead more about The road to your bump may seem particularly bumpy for LGBT couples[…]
Celebs are at it
The UK census has yet to give exact figures, but already there are reported to be at least 167,000 same-sex family units in the United States. With high-profile couples choosing a mixture of adoption, surrogacy and donor insemination, the patchwork of twenty-first century family groupings is becoming encouragingly diverse.