Busting some myths about adoption

People sometimes make assumptions about whether they would be eligible to become an adoptive parent – and these are often wrong. June is LGBT Pride Month and that's a good time to dispel some of the myths surrounding adoption and sexual orientation, relationships, and gender identity.

Being gay, lesbian or bisexual, whether you are single or in a relationship, is not a reason to prevent you from applying to become an adoptive parent.

Neither is gender identity, including being a transgender or gender non-binary person.

The Buckinghamshire Adoption Service aims to be fully inclusive, recognising that your sexual preference and gender identity are part of who you are as a person, and therefore as a parent. What we are looking for is the willingness and dedication to provide a loving and supportive family unit for a child or siblings who for different reasons are no longer able to be with their birth family.

To find out more about becoming an adoptive parent, why not come along to one of our free information sessions.

To book a place, and for further information on the adoption process, visit our web pages: www.buckscc.gov.uk/adoption

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