What happens when a child is taken into care?
8 Benefits of being a Foster Parent
Fostering as a career
How long does it take to become a foster carer?
Becoming a foster carer in the UK
Cultural diversity in foster care
How to foster a child
Can I choose who I foster?
What is the role of an independent fostering agency?
How to support the reunification process
What is private fostering?
Benefits of fostering with an independent fostering agency
Fostering a child with disabilities
Fostering a disabled child
Changing IFA: Transferring to Excel Fostering
What happens on an initial home visit?
How to prepare your home for a foster child
Can I take my foster child on holiday?
Children who foster
5 Myths about Fostering Teenagers
How much does it cost to raise a child in the UK?
5 Foster Child Bedroom Ideas
Can I foster if I have pets?
Positive Behaviour Management Strategies for Children in Foster Care
How to bond with your foster child
What is a Care Leaver?
Reasons for a child to be taken into care
How to adopt from foster care
Fostering Vs Adoption
Tips for coping when foster placements end.
Does my foster child have depression?
How to deal with foster child bullying
Do foster carers get a pension?
Common Fostering Challenges and How to Overcome Them
Despite common misconceptions, your sexual orientation will not prevent you from fostering. This can mean that members of the LGBT community can often rule themselves out of fostering, as they believe they may not be eligible due to their sexual preferences. Here at Excel Fostering, we actively promote the inclusion of LGBT foster parents into our community. Learn more about LGBT fostering from our detailed guide.
With many myths surrounding gay fostering, it’s important to ensure that these are cleared up – so we’ve put together the most common LGBT fostering queries to ‘myth-bust’!
Yes – you are able to foster if you are gay or bisexual. Your sexual preferences are not a deciding factor for your eligibility as a foster carer – as long as you are able to meet the initial fostering requirements, whether you are gay or straight will not be taken into consideration during your application process.
If you are in a same sex relationship, you are able to foster. Here at Excel Fostering, we actively seek and encourage same-sex foster couples – so this would not hinder your ability to foster in any way.
Yes – you can foster a child if you are transgender. Your gender is not a consideration or specification when it comes to assessing your eligibility to become a foster carer.
If you are gay, this will not affect your ability to foster. You are also able to foster as a single parent – so being recently single would not necessarily affect your ability to take care of a child.
However, regarding becoming recently divorced, this is likely to be discussed during your fostering assessment process. Marriages and Civil Partnerships are significant relationships – and, as the fostering assessment process looks to attain a full account of your life from birth to present, it will be important to discuss the recent marriage or partnership. With divorce can also often bring financial instability, changes to your emotional state and adjustments to your social circle and support network, so it’s important to understand the implications your divorce has had upon your life.
For more information on gay fostering, or fostering as a member of the LGBT community, get in touch with our team of experts. We’re always on hand to provide information and guidance around any fostering query.
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