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Friday, 22 June 2018

Thinking about adoption? SSAFA Can Help

 Adoption – Among the services provided by SSAFA, the Armed Forces charity, is a national registered adoption agency, supporting members of the Armed Forces who wish to create a family through adoption. This is the only service of its kind in the UK. SSAFA welcomes applications from all members of the serving community and those who have left the Armed Forces in the last three years. For more information, email the SSAFA adoption team, call on 020 7463 9326 or visit their website https://www.ssafa.org.uk/help-you/currently-serving/adoption-military-families.https://www.ssafa.org.uk/help-you/currently-serving/adoption-military-families. See also the SSAFA leaflet, ‘Thinking about Adoption?’

One of the major successes of the SSAFA service has been an increase in LGBT adopters. In the last year one quarter of applications have been from same-sex couples, which in comparison to the national average (1/10) is remarkable. Gemma and Louise’s case study is here