Barnardo’s seeks loving homes for siblings at Pride in London

Gary Hart June 24, 2016

Barnardo’s will be searching for loving homes for young brothers and sisters at this weekend’s Pride in London event.


A team from the children’s charity will have a stall in Soho Square, where they will be appealing to people to consider adopting or offering a foster home to hard-to-place sibling groups, who typically wait the longest for placements.

A team of 50 LGBT staff, volunteers and allies from Barnardo’s will also join the march through central London, tomorrow, Saturday, June 25.

Lynn Gradwell, Director of Barnardo’s in London, said: “Barnardo’s has a long and proud history of placing children with LGBT parents and carers, and we will be out again in Soho this weekend encouraging people to consider offering a loving family home.

‚ÄúPride in London is a great opportunity to connect with a very diverse community and all those within it who would like to help young brothers and sisters grow up together and enjoy a great start in life.‚ÄĚ

Barnardo’s is working with the charity New Family Social to recruit more LGBT adopters to offer siblings a loving family. Siblings on average wait the longest time for a placement.

Barnardo’s Family Finder Ian Harmer-Draper said: “Once again Barnardo’s is proud to be taking part in Pride in London on behalf of all our LGBT young people, staff, carers, adopters and volunteers.

‚ÄúWe hope to chat to many people throughout the day about the rewards of adopting or caring for sibling groups, and the extensive support that‚Äôs available for anyone who would like to think about nurturing children and providing them with a loving home.‚ÄĚ

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