LGBT Adoption & Fostering Week 2015 closed on Sunday 8 March, reaching a record number of potential LGBT adopters and foster carers. The week brought together 90 agencies across the United Kingdom, with 55 awareness-raising events stretching across the country. In London, New Family Social welcomed over 100 guests to Friday’s flagship information event following strong attendance at the Manchester event that kicked the week off.
Setting Twitter alight - #LGBT2015, the week’s hashtag, was seen by 9.4 million – the week was supported by the likes of Alan Cumming, Coronation Street‘s Brooke Vincent, Julian Clary, Charlie Condou, Lorraine Pascale and Miss Dynamite.
Media coverage was hard to ignore with over 30 pieces appearing from Frome to Trafford. New Family Social’s Paul Parker sat on the sofa with Lorraine Kelly and Chief Executive Tor Docherty spoke to The Guardian about the importance of the week. Gay Star News, Attitude, Gaydio and media partners Pink News all showed their support too.
The success of the week pushed NFS’ social media followers to an all-time high too; with over 7,000 people around the world now following or liking the charity on Facebook or Twitter.
There’s still time to find out more about LGBT adoption & fostering as there are information events still taking place. You can find the nearest to you on the ‘In your area’ section on this website.
LGBT Adoption & Fostering Week is kindly supported by Barnardo’s and After Adoption.
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