February marks LGBT History Month. Today, the last Friday of February (23rd), we are celebrating Purple Friday by dressing in purple to show support for LGBTI equality as part of the #EverydayHero initiative.
Purple Friday was first celebrated in Canada in 2010 and purple signifies the purple stripe on the LGBT Rainbow flag which stands for spirit.
This year’s theme focuses on the #EverydayHero – the person whose small gestures promote an inclusive atmosphere for LGBTI people. It’s about the little things like avoiding assumptions about people’s partners, breaking down unnecessarily gendered language, making people feel included.
Our need for Foster Carers, from all walks of life, continues to grow. It’s people’s personal qualities that make them a great carer – not their gender or sexual orientation.
Like many other people from all walks of life, people who are lesbian, gay, bi or transgender, may be wondering if fostering is something they can do. The answer is a resounding yes. Above all we’re looking for caring, kind people who can provide a loving home.
Subject to all the usual checks and processes, there is absolutely no reason why someone from the LGBT community cannot foster.
Our team works hard to create a truly inclusive organisation. We pride ourselves on the support we give to all our colleagues and Foster Carers, encouraging them to be themselves always.
"Fostering is the best thing that I have ever done”
September 29 2021
Same-sex foster parents, Craig and Byron reflect upon their first year of fostering.
“I can’t imagine life without our children in it”
September 24 2021
Kenny and Brenda share their experience and advice as both fostering and adoptive parents over the past decade.
"It’s building that relationship between the brothers that we just love to see”
June 18 2021
Lisa and her husband, Andy, share their experience of completing the fostering assessment and welcoming brothers into their home in the middle of a global pandemic.
“Fostering is the most rewarding thing you will ever do"
June 18 2021
Foster parents, Lorraine and Robert share their fostering experience over the past decade, including their experience of keeping siblings together in foster care.
“Becoming a single foster parent was a life-changing experience”
June 18 2021
Hugh Wright, who has been fostering for nearly 12 years, shares his experience of becoming a single foster parent.
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