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Fresh plea for LGBT foster carers and adopters

National drive to raise awareness

Leicestershire County Council is renewing its call for LGBT foster carers and adopters.

The council is celebrating LGBT Adoption and Fostering Week from today (5 March) to 11 March. It’s all part of a national drive to raise awareness and break down barriers for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people.


There is an urgent need in Leicestershire for foster carers and adopters. People count themselves out for many reasons. But they could offer a loving home to children in Leicestershire who really need it.

Rachel, who adopted her son through Leicestershire County Council, added: “My wife and I had thought about how we could have a family, and adoption was our first choice. We looked at different agencies, but felt that the support offered by the county council was first-class.

“The team supported us through every step – and together we made our dreams come true. If you’re a same-sex couple and you’re thinking about starting out on this journey – don’t hesitate to find out more. It’s the best thing we’ve ever done.”

People can find more information online at: and there is also an informal information event taking place at County Hall in Glenfield on Wednesday night (7 March) from 6.30pm to 8pm. More information is also available by calling 0116 305 05 05 or email

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