Hugh Thornbery, Chief Executive of Adoption UK, and Joseph Patrick McCormick, Deputy Editor at Pink News, join Nina Hossain in the studio.
– Tor Docherty, Director of New Family Social
If just one per cent of the LGBT community adopt or foster, this could plug the gap and ensure every child in the country has a loving home.
– Jacob Tas, Interim Chief Executive of Action for Children
Being a good parent has nothing to do with being gay or straight. Right now there are more than 10,000 children in care in London.
We run fostering and adoption services and help children achieve their dreams of having families.
Sexuality is still seen as a barrier to becoming parents by a third of gay people in London.
A survey of 400 lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender parents, and people who are considering fostering and adoption in the UK, also reveals that one in four were told that they should not be a parent - often by their own family.