Gay & Lesbian Parenting

Over the past few years there has been a steady increase in the number of gay and lesbian couples deciding to start a family. A 2013 study by the Office for National Statistics revealed that there were 12,000 same-sex couples raising children in the UK. There were 8,000 same-sex parents in 2011, 4,000 in 2010

For more information and to consider the parenting options please see links below

Gay Birthright UK

A campaign run by Nick and Rory who have a shared desire to become fathers together and share the joys of parenthood.   The campaign aims to bring about change in surrogacy laws in the UK to create a safe, ethical and loving place to make families through surrogacy.

CoParents

CoParents specialise in introducing couples and individuals from all kinds of backgrounds, providing a service to anyone who dreams of having children but are unable to do so naturally. The service connects 30,000 potential sperm donors, co-parents and surrogate mothers from across the world.

Pregnant Pause: A guide for Lesbians on how to get pregnant

A new guide for lesbian and bisexual women on all aspects of pregnancy and childbirth from conception to starting school. The guide can be downloaded from the Stonewall website.

Lesbian & Gay Fostering & Adoption: Extraordinary yet ordinary

An increasing number of lesbians and gay men in the UK have been recruited in the last few years to become carers and adopters of children in public care. This increase has been helped by a change in the law and there is a real appreciation of the unique strengths and qualities that gay and lesbian people possess

LGB&T Adoption and Fostering Week

LGBT Adoption and Fostering Week is run by New Family Social, the UK support group for LGBT adopters and foster carers. Each spring, agencies across the UK hold events specifically lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender prospective parents.