LGBTQ+ fostering at Team Fostering
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LGBTQ+ Fostering

05 March 2021

Team Fostering is an agency that prides itself on promoting diversity and operating with zero-tolerance towards discrimination.

We sometimes hear from LGBTQ+ individuals and couples who mistakenly believe that their sexuality will prevent them from becoming foster carers. At Team Fostering we have many LGBTQ+ fostering families, some who foster as single carers and some who foster as couples. 

This LGBT+ Adoption and Fostering Week, we're celebrating the diversity of our foster carers, staff and children. We continue to hold an agency membership to New Family Social, the UK’s leading charity for promoting LGBTQ+ fostering and adoption, and organisers of the LGBT+ Fostering and Adoption Week. As an agency member our foster carers are entitled to free individual memberships to the service which offers a national support network for carers and adopters. Many of our foster carers find this extremely helpful with access to a platform to share experiences, speak with other LGBTQ+ foster carers and access a range of resources for fostering.

There are certain criteria all of our foster carers, regardless of sexuality or gender, need to meet. For example, foster carers need to be over 21, be able to drive and have a spare bedroom that could be used for a child or young person. For further information and to check if you meet this basic criteria, you can do so by clicking here.

Team Fostering is an independent, not-for-profit fostering agency that operates across Yorkshire, the East Midlands and the North East. We are proud to support LGBTQ+ fostering and welcome enquiries from a diverse range of families.

To learn more about fostering with Team Fostering or discuss any eligibility concerns you have, call us on 0800 292 2003, email or use our online enquiry form to request a callback.