Social Workers See Gay Parents As Important In Adoptions

A new Cambridge University poll of British social workers finds that they overwhelmingly support the role played by LGBT people who adopt and foster children. According to 72 percent of the social workers surveyed, the “amount of energy and enthusiasm” LGBT adopters bring to the process is a significant strength, and 76 percent saw “openness to different, and supporting a child with a sense of difference” as equally important. The U.K. will have its first-ever LGBT adoption and fostering week in February to recruit more families.