LGBT+ community are encouraged to adopt or foster

People within the LGBT+ community are being encouraged to adopt or foster in Lancashire.

Over 100 UK Agencies are supporting the campaign, as part of the annual LGBT+ Adoption and Fostering Week and Lancashire County Council is one of them.

The campaign, now in its eighth year, is run by New Family Social, the only LGBT+ adoption and fostering charity in the UK.

The week’s theme is entitled “Why Not You?” and is running from Monday 2 March to Sunday 8 March.

The campaign will be focusing on tackling the myths around LGBT+ fostering and helping to explore the routes to parenthood.

New Family Social encourages LGBT+ people to ‘rule themselves in, not out’ as adopters and foster carers.

One in seven adoptions in England in 2019 were to same-sex couples.

LGBT+ people can find out more about adopting and fostering here.

Alternatively, you can visit Lancashire County Council’s websites for more information: or

Or follow the campaign on twitter using #whynotyou #proudtoadopt #proudtofoster.