Barnardo’s has supported the LGBT+ community for decades.

We proudly believe that any loving person can make a wonderful adoptive parent to a child in need.

Gay parents holding their child

Whether you're new to the idea of fostering and adoption and want some more information, or you're ready to make an enquiry, we've created a space for resources to help you. 

From explaining the different types of fostering and adoption available, to sharing real stories from our LGBT+ foster families and adoptive parents, to busting some myths around what fostering an adoption involves, we want you to feel empowered and supported, whatever stage of the journey you're on. 

LGBT+ Fostering and Adoption stories

We welcome LGBT+ fostering and adoptive parents from all walks of life, and all backgrounds.

Below, two of our foster parents talk about their experience of fostering with Barnardo's.