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.
"I wasn't ready not to be a mum anymore."
September 19 2023
Alison is a mother and a grandmother. She started her fostering journey in 2017 and has had several young people in her care over the last 6 years.
“It’s good to know everyone’s culture. If it’s important to the child or their family, then we do what we need to do.”
July 5 2023
Super parents, Maryelen and Billy, share their inspiring story which has led them to foster over 50 children and create a charity close to their hearts.
“You get to take these children in and give them better hope for the future”
June 15 2023
Foster dad John shares his love for fostering and family life.
“I kept thinking I’m good at caring for people and I’d love to give a child a loving home”
May 16 2023
As a single woman in her 60s, and with her own children all grown up, Jane now had the time and focus to care for a foster child. She shares her inspiring story.
“To be a foster carer has been a dream of mine”
March 17 2023
Danielle always wanted to be a foster carer. She shares her first year of fostering this Mother’s Day.
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