The fourth anniversary of LGBT Adoption and Fostering Week

Members of the LGBT community do a fantastic job providing stable, secure and loving homes for some of the UK’s most vulnerable children. Adoption and fostering is often a first choice for gay and lesbian couples and although there has been a rise in LGBT adoption and fostering over the past few years, some people still do not realise that this is an option for them.

Caroline Selkirk CEO, BAAF.

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Caroline Selkirk, BAAF CEO

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02 Mar 2015


I’m a primary school teacher and have taught a few children who have had horrendous home experiences and some who have been in care and always...

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The British Association for Adoption and Fostering (BAAF) has today launched “Dogs and pets in fostering and adoption”, a good practice guide to help...   Read more

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Dogs and pets in fostering and adoption


This Good Practice Guide provides information and essential practical advice for social workers, foster carers, adopters, panel members and policy-makers.

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BAAF Patron Andrew Barton ran the 2014 Virgin London Marathon for BAAF and remembers the day: