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LGBT+ adoption stories

Read LGBT+ adopters' experiences

Barnardo’s has supported the LGBT+ community for decades. We proudly believe any loving person can make a wonderful parent to a child in need of a stable, supportive home. 

Considering adoption may seem like a daunting task, but we’re here to help you every step of the way. From stages of adoption and adoption rights through to sharing experiences from LGBTQ+ parents who have adopted through Barnardo’s, we aim to answer all your questions.

If you are interested in adopting with us, complete our online adoption enquiry form. A member of our team will call you back to talk you through the adoption process, and set up a meeting. 

Alternatively learn more about adopting with Barnardo's or read some of the experiences of our LGBT+ adopters below.

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    Why adopt with Barnardo’s?

    Find out more about the comprehensive preparation, training and support adoption programme we offer adopters, including access to support groups, adopter forums and adoptive family social events.   

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    Adoption FAQs

    Find answers to frequently asked questions about adoption.

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    Start your adoption journey

    The first step towards adopting with Barnardo's is making an enquiry.