York to transform its walls into a rainbow for LGBT+ Adoption and Fostering Week

A colourful idea. Image based on York walls photograph by © Allan Harris on Flickr
25 Feb 2020 @ 2.25 pm
| Family

York’s bar walls will be bathed in rainbow coloured lights to celebrate LGBT+ Adoption and Fostering Week (2-8 March).

Together with other agencies, City of York Council’s fostering team are showing their support and tackling some of the myths around adoption and fostering for LGBT+ people.

Cllr Ian Cuthbertson, executive member for education, children and young people, said:

  • It will take a range of people to meet the diverse needs of some of York’s most vulnerable children.

    We want to be able to offer these children a stable, loving home without making the sexuality of adoptive parents and foster carers a priority.

    I’m delighted that we can raise the profile of LGBT+ adopters and carers by lighting up our amazing city walls in such a striking way.

    We offer a warm welcome to everyone who is interested in finding out more about adoption or fostering and I’d urge people to get in touch.


One Adoption North and Humber is holding a number of adoption information events for everyone interested in adoption during LGBT+ Adoption and Fostering Week.

Find out more on the One Adoption website on on York council’s fostering page.