Progressive and forward thinking fostering agencies like Affinity Fostering will consider applications to become a foster carer from anyone and firmly believe you can change the world of a child no matter your sexuality or gender identity.
LGBT foster carers (whether single or in relationships) are changing young people's lives every single day. You too could become one of the 9,070 fostering families The Fostering Network estimate are currently needed across the UK.
The fostering process can often seem long, complex and frustrating - but rest-assured this is an experience shared by all prospective foster carers, whether young, old, gay or straight.
A good agency like Affinity Fostering will be there to hold your hand and guide you through the fostering application process and provide specialist advice to LGBT carers.
Ongoing support will also be provided once a young person has been placed into your care. So please feel confident in contacting us whatever your background.
We'd love to listen to any worries you may have and answer your questions. As long as you can see the potential in every child, and help them reach it, you could be doing something amazing in 2017.
New Family Social, the UK network for LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender) adoptive and foster families, estimate that if just 1% of the LGBT population were to adopt or foster, there would no longer be any children waiting for a new home.
LGBT Fostering, What Next?
If you think you are ready to become a foster carer then we would love you to consider joining our agency.
Affinity Fostering are are an OFSTED Outstanding rated fostering agency and would love to talk to you about becoming a foster carer with Affinity.
For a no-obligation, informal chat about becoming a foster carer please call 01245 237158 today, we would love to hear from you.
We're happy to answer all fostering questions!