LGBT couples being encouraged to adopt or foster in Bristol

LGBT people are being urged to consider adoption or fostering Same-sex couples are being encouraged to adopt or foster children by Bristol City Council. LGBT people are being reassured they will not be discriminated against in Bristol, with the council holding an event for those interested in adoption or fostercare. It comes after YouGov poll of 5,000 lesbian, gay and bisexual and transgender people in the country revealed many feared being treated differently. The poll found 80 per cent of those surveyed expected to face barriers when applying to become foster parents. Almost half (46 per cent) expect to be treated worse than a heterosexual person by an adoption agency. But Bristol City Council is hoping to encourage more LGBT adopters and foster carers to come forward at an information event this evening (Wednesday, March 7). It will run from 6pm to 8pm at the Watershed, in Bristol Harbourside. The event, which is being held as part of LGBT Adoption and Fostering Week, will give potential parents the opportunity to speak to other LGBT adopters and foster carers and get information on the processes involved. Cllr Helen Godwin, cabinet member for children and young people at Bristol City Council, […]