Support for LGBT+ families

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With over 90,000 babies born premature or sick and admitted to neonatal care every year in the UK, many families are touched by a neonatal experience.

However, many LGBTQIA+ parents feel underrepresented in the neonatal support available.

Support from Bliss

We want you to know that we’re here for you throughout your neonatal journey, so if you’re an LGBTQIA+ birthing or non-birthing parent, or have had a surrogate, please get in touch with Bliss or any of the other organisations listed below.

We are here for all LBGTQIA+ mothers, fathers or parents, whenever you need us.

If you need someone to talk to - you're not alone. Find out what emotional and practical support is available including email and video calls. Our trained staff are here to help you through this journey.

Email us to tell us about your situation, how you are feeling and ask us questions or book a video call with one of our Bliss Champions.

Sharing your story can help yourself and other parents. If you’re an LGBTQIA+ mother, father or parent and would like to share your neonatal journey, please get in touch with

You can also sign up to receive information and support from Bliss.

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Helpful Organisations

There are a wide range of organisations who provide tailored support for families of premature or sick babies.

LGBTQIA+ support

Find below organisations who provide support and advice, specifically for the LGBTQIA+ community:

  • Stonewall have some great information on parenting rights, including parental responsibility, family leave and pay, adopting, fostering, co-parenting, fertility treatment and surrogacy.
  • Switchboard LGBT+ Helpline provides a listening service for LGBT+ people over the phone, via email and online chat. It can provide you with contact details of an LGBT-friendly therapist.
  • Imaan is a charity that supports lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, queer or questioning (LGBTQ) Muslims, providing an online forum where people can share experiences and ask for help.

Share your story

If you're part of the LGBTQIA+ community and would like to share your neonatal story with Bliss, please get in touch.
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