Members of the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender community are being invited to find out about adopting a child through One Adoption.
One Adoption West Yorkshire and One Adoption North and Humber are taking part in this year’s national LGBT+ Adoption and Fostering Week (4 – 10 March) organised by New Family Social – to remind everyone that being Lesbian, Gay, Bi or Trans is not a barrier to adopting a child.
Children across North Yorkshire and the Humber are waiting for permanent, loving homes and we’re asking for people to come forward to be adopters.
In North Yorkshire we always have a need for adopters for our children who are waiting for their permanent family – especially for children aged three and above or sibling groups of two or more.
Melanie and Pete had hoped to have their own children but after IVF was unsuccessful, decided to go along to a local adoption information event
We had been together for 10 years before we went along to the local authority adoption information evening. I was 30 and Pete was 35 at the time. Pete was a bit doubtful at first, but he met an old school friend when we were there and this seemed to help him to warm to the idea. Also we have friends who have adopted, and my cousins are adopted, so I think we started out with a reasonable awareness of adoption, its challenges and rewards.