LGBTQ+ people invited to discover more about adoption in Yorkshire

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People who are Lesbian, Gay, Bi or Trans are being invited to find out about adopting a child through One Adoption.

The three One Adoption regional agencies have joined forces to highlight that being Lesbian, Gay, Bi or Trans is not a barrier to adopting a child.

One Adoption welcomes applications from members of the LGBTQ+ community and has already helped many same-sex couples or single LGBTQ+ people to adopt children and create happy, loving families.

Howard Lovelady, head of agency at One Adoption North and Humber said:

“All people who adopt are unique and valued. We welcome applications from people of any sexuality, race or religion – you don’t have to be married or have a partner either, we have lots of excellent single adopters. What matters is that you can offer a safe, permanent and caring home to a child who may have faced a challenging start in life."

Stephanie Evans, head of agency at One Adoption South Yorkshire said:

"Here in South Yorkshire we are particularly looking for families for children who are older, those in sibling groups, and children from Black and Minority Ethnicities and of those with mixed heritage. So, if you think you can be the change in a child’s life then we would love to hear from you.”

Michelle Rawlings, head of agency at One Adoption West Yorkshire said: 

“Here at One Adoption West Yorkshire we have a great track record helping people who are LGBTQ+ to build their family through adoption, with support and peer mentors available to help guide you on your journey, including New Family Social membership."

People who are LGBTQ+ and adopt through one a One Adoption agency, are entitled to Gold membership to national charity New Family Social, who support foster carers and adopters who are LGBTQ+. 

People who are interested in adoption and want to find out more should attend one of our virtual information events. To book a place visit the information events page

Contact details

For media enquiries and interview requests for One Adoption West Yorkshire, One Adoption North and Humber and One Adoption South Yorkshire please contact: Emma Glanville, regional communications and marketing lead:


Telephone: 0113 3789188