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Fostering provider calls for more LGBTQ+ foster parents

Graham Robson February 9, 2021

Five Rivers Child Care calls on those from the LGBTQ+ community to consider fostering, as research highlights stark misconceptions about who can foster which could be impacting foster care recruitment

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Community

Brighton & Hove councillor calls for more people to consider becoming foster carers

Graham Robson October 20, 2020

Cllr Elaine Hills, chair of Brighton & Hove City Council’s (BHCC) Corporate Parenting Board, is calling for more people in the city to become foster carers.

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Community News

Dads get ready to mark Father’s Day and celebrate five years since adopting their sons 

Gary Hart June 13, 2019

George and Martin Lusty met in 2005, which was also the year that it became possible for LGBT couples to adopt in England and Wales. They both knew very early on into the relationship that they would like to adopt and, after getting married in 2010 they decided to make their dream of becoming dads a reality.

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In The South

A different approach to adoption heads to Manchester Pride

James Ledward August 14, 2018

A new adoption service, run in partnership by the two ‘Outstanding’ rated adoption agencies Caritas Care and Adoption Matters, will attend this year’s Manchester Pride on August 25 to 26. The service, at the forefront of new routes into adoption, combining adoption and fostering to give children the best start in life has approved over 75 families in the last 4 years and placed 81 children for adoption, 64% under the age of 6 weeks old.

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Health

Could you be a short term foster parent for a disabled child?

James Ledward October 19, 2017

Barnardo’s Brighton and Hove Link Plus provides high quality fostering and short breaks for disabled children and their families. They are desperately looking for more carers from all sectors of the community who can offer anything from occasional overnight stays through to full-time fostering for children aged 0-18.

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General News

Adopted children prepare for first Mother’s Day

James Ledward March 7, 2015

81 new mums will celebrate their first Mother’s Day thanks to adoption through PACT. Mother’s Day on Sunday, March 15 will be extra special for 81 new mums across London and the Thames Valley who have adopted their children through PACT in the last 12 months. One new PACT mum, Deborah is looking forward to her first Mother’s Day since adopting her son, aged two.

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