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.
As part of National Adoption Week 2018 the head of One Adoption West Yorkshire, Sarah Johal appeared on Leeds TV to spread the word, that more adopters are needed across the region to provide permanent loving homes for children in care.
Bradford adopters, Richee and Vicki, who adopted their son Roman four years ago, also appeared on Leeds TV and explained brilliantly about what adopting is really like.
See the interviews here...
There are currently 180 children across West Yorkshire who are waiting for permanent, loving homes due to a shortage of people coming forward interested in adoption.
Current statistics show that the number of children in Yorkshire who have a plan for adoption outnumber those people coming forward to be adoptive parents by three to one, with the majority being older children or sibling groups of two or more.
Two years after adopting their son Ben, Liam and Nick welcomed half-sibling baby Jodie into their home to complete their family
‘I had a call from our social worker about adopting Ben’s baby sister while we were in the park,’ says Liam. ‘It was tipping it down and we were sheltering under the slide. I rang Nick and rushed round to my mum and dads and it didn’t take us long for us to decide what we were going to do.