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LGBT Fostering

LGBT Fostering

LGBT Fostering

If you are from the LGBT community, you may be wondering if fostering is something that could be for you. At Sunbeam Fostering Agency, we have many carers from the LGBT community to help provide loving, caring and safe environments for our children and young people. We welcome people from all walks of life, different backgrounds with all sorts of life experiences.

People from the LGBT Community have been fostering and adopting children and there are many examples of children growing up safely and happily with LGBT foster carers. We believe that it’s your personal qualities that make you a great foster carer and not your gender or sexual orientation.

We positively encourage LGBT people to foster – we have some amazing foster carers within this community, there are very important reasons why the contribution they can make is so valuable. Some people believe in the fostering myth that you need to be married to foster, this is not true. At Sunbeam, we have many single carers, alongside our married carers. We also have a large number of a single female and male foster carers too creating happy, safe and loving homes for our children and young people.

We provide free training, 24/7 support and regular support groups with our experienced foster carers. We have a number of existing LGBT foster carers who will provide guidance and share their experiences.

If you think you can make a difference to someone’s life, then call us on 02087 990 930 or complete a call back request and a member of staff will contact you to discuss your options and how we can help you.

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This job is probably one of my favourites. Every day is different, every day has new challenges and every day has new rewards. It’s not always easy but each challenge you go through with the child bonds you and makes you both stronger for each other.

Foster Carer
Foster Carer

We have been fostering for the last 8 years and feel proud to be a part of the Sunbeam family. At the beginning, we thought it’s a tough job, but the skills to foster initial training and the whole assessment procedure to become a carer was interesting, and it gave us both a broad insight into both the tough and rewarding side of what we were likely to encounter.

Hannah and Kashif
Hannah and Kashif

“Fostering is a rewarding experience as it allows you to actually make a difference for a child/young person. I feel happy being able to make such a difference whether it is for one day or several years.”

Asma
Asma

“When they told me that I had been approved for fostering, well I just cried. I was an emotional wreck and was so happy that I just couldn’t hold back my very, very, happy tears.”

Karen Thorn
Karen Thorn