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[…]
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.