LGBT adoption and fostering week

Central Bedfordshire Council and Bedford Borough Council are celebrating Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) Adoption and Fostering Week with a special information evening at Priory House in Chicksands.

The event, on Wednesday, February 22, is open to all, but if you are lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender you are particularly welcome.

If you are interested in fostering and adoption this is an opportunity for you to come and meet a team of professionals who will be one hand to answer your questions and give impartial advice and information.

Cllr Mark Versallion, Executive Member for Children’s Services at Central Bedfordshire Council, said: “The council welcomes anyone who is capable of love and possesses some degree of emotional intelligence necessary for raising children, fostered, adopted or otherwise. Anyone interested in adoption and fostering is treated fairly and equally. Whatever your circumstances, the Council would like to meet you and tell you more about fostering and adoption and the children who need new families.”

The information evening is an informal drop-in event so you can just pop in and grab a few leaflets or stay longer to have a chat and find out more.

The event takes place between 6pm and 8pm on Wednesday, February 22 at Priory House, Monks Walk, Chicksands, SG17 5TQ.

If you can’t make it on February 22 and would like to find out more call the duty officer on 0300 300 8181 or visit www.centralbedfordshire.gov.uk/afevent.

You can find out much more about the aims of the week, and adoption and fostering in general, on the official website at www.lgbtadoptfosterweek.org.uk