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Being a LGBTQ foster carer with Fostering to Inspire

Given the ongoing demand for foster parents, and the increased recognition that LGBTQ people can meet this demand, we are constantly on the lookout for willing foster carer applicants from this community.

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Why Black foster carers are important to us

Fostering to Inspire is a diverse fostering agency that offers support to children from different backgrounds, and this is the same for our foster carers.

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Diversity in Foster Care

Here at Fostering to Inspire we are an inclusive organisation that promotes diversity within foster care.

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Fostering in Wakefield at Christmas

We have come up with some achievable advice to help foster carers provide the best Christmas they can for their foster children.

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Pioneering fostering project wins UK charity award

Fostering to inspire is part of the Mockingbird programme, run by The UK’s leading fostering charity The Fostering Network, which has seen off other outstanding projects to win the Big Impact Award at this year’s Third Sector Awards. 

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How do I become a foster carer?

Taking the step to become a foster parent is a major commitment that needs to be handled properly. You may have all the information required to make an informed decision, but what next?

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Fostering in West Yorkshire

West Yorkshire has a huge range of attractions for adults and children alike. The region offers vibrant cities, a rich heritage and glorious countryside which is renowned throughout the UK and overseas. 

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Why are children fostered?

There are many reasons why children require fostering and the story of each individual child will be different. Some will have come from backgrounds where they suffered neglect or abuse, while others will have been in households where those that should have been caring for them became unable or unwilling to do so.

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Foster carer shares her thoughts

Lesley has recently been approved as a new foster carer for Fostering to Inspire. Read her thoughts on making the decision to foster and what she is looking forward to. If you are thinking about fostering why not take the first step like Lesley, and let Fostering to Inspire help you along the way.

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The strengths LGBT people can bring to fostering

Despite the law, there sadly remains a misconception that LGBT people cannot foster or adopt.  Please let me clearly outline that this is not true.  Fostering to Inspire positively welcomes interest from the LGBT community.  We understand and recognise the importance of LGBT carers and the strengths they can offer our looked after children.

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