More LGBT couples urged to adopt or foster children

More LGBT couples are being urged to adopt and foster children in Wales.

1 in 8

Adoptions in Wales were with same-sex couples in 2016-2017.

There are 140 children who are currently waiting for an adoptive family but only one in eight adoptions in Wales were with same-sex couples since being allowed in 2005.

Adopting or fostering a child can be an incredibly rewarding experience. The responsibility for raising a child is considerable, but the reward of seeing a child grow up and achieve their true potential is such an incredible experience.

Huw Irranca-Davies AM, Minister for Children and Social Care