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The Edit that recruitment of prospective adopters has been targeted to achieve a more ‘diverse range including LGBT+ people’.‘In England it is against the law to refuse someone an application to register their interest to adopt based on their sexuality,’ she said. ‘There are some agencies who are more experienced on recruiting, training and approving LGBT+ adopters.Names of 72 victims of Grenfell Tower disaster read out at poignant memorialBlind Grenfell witness describes what horror felt like when you can't seePrince Charles leads royal procession at Ascot after Queen pulls out‘So it is important that if you are interested in adopting as an LGBT+ person that you find an agency that you feel is the right fit to support you in your adoption journey.’Ms Swanston-King explained that the process of assessment is the same for both straight and queer couples and singletons, and should last around six months.Since 2003 it is undertaken in two stages.

Stage one involves the completion of statutory checks and references by the agency and preparation by the prospective adopter.

Stage two is the assessment process and should last approximately four months.Get in touch with our news team by emailing us at more stories like this, check our news page.

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