LGBT+ single or couple? Discover fostering during LGBT+ Adoption and Fostering Week

15 February 2021

Are you an LGBT+ single or couple looking to start a family?

Our fostering service is joining this year’s Adoption and Fostering Week led by New Family Social to  encourage you to turn your dream into a reality. 

Between 1 and 8 March you can follow Brent Fostering on their social media pages (Facebook, Instagram and Twitter) to discover more about being a foster parent. You are also invited to the Fostering Information Evening taking place on Thursday 4 March at 5.15 pm on Zoom. Book your place to the event.

Regardless of your gender, sexual orientation or marital status, you can start a family though fostering and enjoy this rewarding experience. If you are loving, kind, patient and love spending time around children, and meet these extra requirements, you can apply to become a Brent foster parent. 

There are many diverse groups in Brent and representatives from all these communities are needed in fostering, too. LGBT Fostering and Adoption Week is a reminder that gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender carers could make a difference to our vulnerable children by providing a loving and caring home.

"My path into fostering was fuelled by two things; my love of working with children and desire to have a family as well as from working professionally with some amazing foster carers. I’ve got two children at the moment, one aged 7 who has been with me for 14 months and one who is 11. They are great and I love having them at home. At times it can be tricky with the logistics of doing school runs and arrangements for contact with parents but it all works out in the end," said Robert, foster carer. You can also read the full story.

If, however, you are interested in starting a family by going down the adoption route, we recommend you visit Adopt London to find out more about this directly from them. 

Next >>> visit brent.gov.uk/fostering

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