5 February 2014

Fostering and adoption – we’re open to everyone

An event is being held in Brighton & Hove to raise awareness among the city’s lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community of the life enhancing possibilities becoming a foster carer or adopting a child can offer.

The event is at the Jubilee Library in central Brighton on Tuesday 11 February from 5-7pm.

It has been organised by Brighton & Hove City Council’s fostering and adoption teams, and timed to tie in with a series of cultural events at the library during February to mark national LGBT Month.

The chair of the council’s children and young people committee, Councillor Sue Shanks, also sits on the city’s adoption panel.

She said: “We welcome interest in fostering and adoption from all sections of the community. Our focus is on the needs of the children we look after who have had a very difficult start in life.

“From our point of view it’s really simple – if you think you could offer a child a loving and supportive home then we’d really like to talk to you.”

If you cannot make to this event but would like to know more about fostering or adoption opportunities in Brighton & Hove, please:

  • Phone 01273 295444 for a friendly chat
  • Email fostering.adoption@brighton-hove.gov.uk
  • Visit www.fosteringinbrightonandhove.org.uk