It feels important for Blue Sky to acknowledge LGBTQ+ Adoption and Fostering Week, running from March 4th - March 10th, as it's a chance to celebrate all the great work the LGBTQ+ fostering community does within fostering.

We have lots of fantastic foster carers from the LBGTQ+ community at Blue Sky that we truly celebrate. It can seem obvious to say, but whether fostering as a couple or alone, when we go through the matching process, the important criteria for Blue Sky will never be a foster carer's sexuality or gender identity - but whether they will make good foster carers.

Just as our young people come from varied backgrounds, so do our foster carers; each individual bringing a unique personality, home-life and cultural difference.

Many of our young people have been brought up in dysfunctional families and their perception of adult relationships can become quite distorted. Foster carers from the LGBTQ+ community can allow our young people to become more open-minded and accepting of others. It is healthy for young people to see the full spectrum of types of relationships.

Family has no boundaries: regardless of your relationship status, sexuality and gender identity, the only requirement for fostering is that you can provide a stable and caring home environment.


How can people in the LGBTQ+ community get involved and start fostering?

We welcome all members of our community who wish to become involved with fostering, and that includes those from the LGBTQ+ community.

Can you offer a foster child a bedroom of their own? Do you have a willingness to include them in your life?

If you’ve been inspired during LGBTQ+ Adoption and Fostering week and would like to learn more about fostering, or if you have a specific question you would like to ask, please do get in touch with us.


Supporting you every step of the way

Blue Sky supports all foster carers with training, 24/7 support, and a competitive weekly allowance. We are an open and friendly community of foster carers and staff, with lots of social events alongside training.

All of our carers receive the maximum amount of support from dedicated Social Workers and carers alike, so you will never be alone.


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Date published

05 March 2024

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