Lesbian and gay fostering and adoption experiences
Publication date: 2013
ISBN: 978 1 907585 66 1
Proud Parents is a compelling and poignant collection of stories of lesbians and gay men who have adopted or fostered children. Single and in partnerships, they share their experiences on a number of issues. What motivated them to adopt or foster? How did they respond to the assessment process? What was it like when the children first moved in? And what is life like now, together as a family?
A major focus of this collection is on building a family together, enjoying new activities and helping children to come to terms with their early life experiences. Contributors also talk honestly about the impact of adoption or fostering on their own lives, relationships, finances and work.
This is a moving and powerful tribute to how love can change lives for the better.
‘This book should be read by lesbians and gay men to encourage more to come forward as adopters or foster carers. It is also essential reading for social workers to show them how we can provide supportive, loving families for children who need our care.’
David Akinsanya, TV broadcaster and gay foster carer