York’s bar walls will be bathed in rainbow coloured lights to celebrate LGBT+ Adoption and Fostering Week (2-8 March).
Together with other agencies, City of York Council’s fostering team are showing their support and tackling some of the myths around adoption and fostering for LGBT+ people.
Cllr Ian Cuthbertson, executive member for education, children and young people, said:
It will take a range of people to meet the diverse needs of some of York’s most vulnerable children.
We want to be able to offer these children a stable, loving home without making the sexuality of adoptive parents and foster carers a priority.
I’m delighted that we can raise the profile of LGBT+ adopters and carers by lighting up our amazing city walls in such a striking way.
We offer a warm welcome to everyone who is interested in finding out more about adoption or fostering and I’d urge people to get in touch.
One Adoption North and Humber is holding a number of adoption information events for everyone interested in adoption during LGBT+ Adoption and Fostering Week.