Be the change during LGBT+ Adoption and fostering week

From the 7th-13th March Adoption in Merseyside will be celebrating families from the LGBT+ community as part of LGBT+ Adoption and Fostering Week.


While the total number of adoptions fell in England in 2021, the proportion of adoptions to same-sex couples in England remained static. We want to encourage more people to think about adopting and request an information pack to explore their options.


Same sex couple, Phil and Chris adopted three boys, “Adoption for us was a way to have the family we always wanted.  We found Adoption in Merseyside to be very welcoming and our allocated social worker championed us throughout the process.  There wasn’t any prejudice during the process and wherever we visit different places, people are very welcoming and accommodating to our family’s needs. I would always recommend going along to an information session to find out if adoption is something you could consider”.


Jenny Ness, AiM Head of Service stated “We are keen to recruit adopters from the LGBT+ community, it doesn’t matter if you are single or renting accommodation, our main priority is that our children are able to have a loving and stable future. Our Adoption Support Team are available to all of our adoptive families up until that child turns 18, so you are not alone in the journey, and you will meet likeminded adopters along the way”.



Request an information pack today or contact us on 0151 477 8700.