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Celebrating Alternative Parenting Week

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Coronation Street actor Charlie Condou on alternative parenting

According to the Office for National Statistics, families are no longer about mum, dad and 2.4 children. Households come in all shapes and sizes. In 2011, there were an estimated 63,000 families consisting of a same sex cohabiting couple and in 2014, it's estimated that there are 12,000 out gay families living in the UK.

This week celebrates Alternative Parenting Week - raising awareness about same-sex families and single parent families. For Coronation Street actor Charlie Condou, being a parent was a dream he always wanted to fulfil and he is now the proud dad of a little boy and a girl.

Watch the Alternative Parenting documentary: Out with the Family

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