By thecriddler at 12:26 on 04/03/13
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An information event is taking place in Bristol on Thursday, March 7 with talks from local LGBT adoptive and foster parents about their own experiences and to give those interested information on how to start the process.
Prospective adopters or foster carers can come along to the Pavilion, Bristol Harbourside, from 6.30pm to 8.30pm.
Events are being organised across the UK as part of the country's first-ever LGBT Adoption and Fostering Week.
It comes as gay adopters and foster carers are being hailed by social workers for their significant strengths in a survey commissioned by New Family Social, the LGBT network coordinating the week.
In Bristol there is a particular drive this year to find more people to adopt, with 50 children currently waiting for the right parents to adopt them.
It's estimated nationally that 4,000 children need adopting every year, and an additional 9,000 foster carers must be found. If just two percent of LGBT people came forward to foster or adopt, they could meet the shortfall of homes needed for children currently in care.
For more information call 0117 353 4200.
Date: Thursday, March 07, 2013
£200 - £4,000 OTE
£125k to £150k
£60K Base £120K OTE + bens