New research into gay and lesbian adoption and fostering by Dr Kate Wood at the University of Huddersfield, has highlighted a need for some professionals in fostering and adoption to rethink ideas of what constitutes family.
Dr Wood’s latest article is titled Families beyond boundaries – in the journal Child and Family Social Work – and is the result of a series of 24 interviews with gay and lesbian adopters and foster carers in England and Wales.
The article includes extracts from many of the interviewees, as participants explain what motivated them to adopt or foster children and describe their attitudes to family structures.
More information can be found here https://www.hud.ac.uk/news/2017/october/toomanyguiltyofusingtraditionalvaluesforsame-sexadoption/
The University of Huddersfield is a member of the Yorkshire Urban and Rural Social Work Teaching Partnership