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Supporting the LGBT+ community to foster

Become a foster carer in Rotherham

It’s vital that everyone interested in fostering is encouraged to step up without fear of prejudice. We are proud to work with foster carers from all backgrounds to support Rotherham's young people - would you like to join us?


“If just 1% of the LGBT population were to adopt or foster, there would no longer be any children waiting for a new home.”

- New Family Social, a UK charity supporting LGBT+ adoptive and fostering families.


Support for LGBT+ foster carers

We understand that you may have concerns about fostering. You might be worried about what others will think or the reaction you might get from the families of the children in your care.


We’re happy to report that the experiences of our LGBT+ foster carers have been overwhelmingly positive. Craig and Dave, LGBT+ foster carers in Rotherham for over 3 years, told us:


“The only thing we thought about was how a child and their family might feel about them being looked after by two gay men. But it hasn’t been an issue at all.”

- Craig and Dave, foster carers



Rotherham's looked after children come from all walks of life; it is important that foster carers reflect this. It is also important that children see that all families are unique.


“He’s seen that every person and family is different and that’s something to be celebrated.”

- Craig and Dave, foster carers


Ultimately, we know that what’s important is your ability to provide a looked after child with a supportive and loving home - to us, your sense of humour, kindness and patience is what matters.


Learn more about fostering in Rotherham

If you have any questions about fostering in Rotherham, book a call back with a member of our experienced team at a time that suits you. All our call backs are confidential.

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