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.
“The difference you can make to a child’s life is just truly immeasurable”
March 31 2021
Richard shares his experience as a single foster parent and caring for a vulnerable young person during a pandemic.
“I just couldn't stop thinking to myself, ‘I want to help; I want to make a difference…’”
February 18 2021
Sarah and her husband, Steven, decided to embark on a new journey in fostering just over three years ago, after a lifetime of wanting to give children a brighter future.
Welcoming our first foster child
July 17 2020
Adi and Kelly started fostering in 2019 and have cared for a number of children in a short space of time. Today, they share their experience of welcoming their first child.
Lessons from a first time foster parent
June 25 2020
Taryn is a foster parent, who shares her experience of fostering and welcoming her first child into her home.
Mike and Rose
May 22 2020
Rose and Mike, foster parents based in Milton Keynes, have provided over 100 periods of vital care.
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