If you were to contact Fostering to Inspire with the question “I am black and I want to foster. Can you help?” our answer would be “Yes we certainly can!” We are eager to find caring individuals and families from the Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) communities to foster children and young adults. The series of background checks we carry out on are in no way determined by the race of applicants. Our sole aim is to make sure that the right child is paired with the right foster parent.
Fostering to Inspire welcomes applications from people of colour who are able to offer a safe and secure home and provide the emotional support for children and young people as they grow into adulthood. A strong commitment to family and community is frequently associated with people from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic backgrounds and cultures. These positive characteristics can provide an ideal fostering environment in which children can thrive.
If you feel ready to speak with us about fostering, or are simply looking for more information, Fostering to Inspire would be delighted to hear from you. Then if you do decide to go ahead, Fostering to Inspire will be on hand to support you at every stage of your fostering journey, from the first telephone call to the first day with your new young person and onwards from there.
To this end, we have adopted an ‘extended family’ model of support, based upon the Mockingbird Family Model; clusters of foster families forming constellations of support with a central foster carer at its heart, acting like a ‘Grandma’ or ‘favourite Auntie’. This means that both the children and the adults that care for them can find quality, tangible support to help them flourish.
There are several types of fostering that you could undertake which are listed in the What is Fostering? page of this website. Fostering a child will be life changing both for you and the child. You will learn as much about yourself and the important things in life as the child in your care will learn from you.