LGBTQ+ Fostering

Fostering can transform your life as well as making a life-changing impact to children and young people in need of care and support - regardless of your sexual orientation and gender. Sexual orientation and gender are not factors that are considered when determining whether you are able to foster a child. Learn more about LQBTQ+ fostering in our helpful guide.

Can I become an LGBTQ+ foster carer?

Here at Capstone, we pride ourselves on being a truly inclusive fostering agency. We believe it’s what personal qualities and life experiences you have that make a great foster carer, not your gender or sexual orientation. We take pride in the positive connections we have built with individuals from all walks of life that have gone on to become foster carers. Whilst we are often asked whether any member of the LGBTQ+ community can foster, the answer is always yes. All applicants are welcome here at Capstone Foster Care and will be handled the same as everyone else.

Will I be handled differently as an LGBTQ+ foster carer?

As a member of the LGBTQ+ community, you will receive the same support and training as all our other foster carers. All that we look for is whether you are able to meet the fostering requirements and that you can provide a child with a stable and loving home.

How can LGBTQ+ fostering impact young people?

We understand the positive impact the LGBTQ+ community can have on young people. Our ally with the LQBTQ+ community extends to the LQBTQ+ young people we care for. We encourage providing a nurturing and supportive environment to young children in your care to be able to explore and express their sexual orientation and identity, without stigma. With the right guidance and training, you can help young people in your care to feel safe and accepted.  

LGBTQ+ fostering FAQs

Can I foster if I am lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender or queer?

Yes. on whether or not you can become a foster carer.

Can same sex couples become foster carers?

Yes – you can foster if you are in a same-sex relationship. You can apply as a couple and will be assessed as a couple. Read our inspiring same sex couple foster care story here.

Do I need to be married to become an LGBTQ+ foster carer?

You do not need to be married to become a foster carer. You can foster if you are single or a single parent so long as you are financially and emotionally stable enough to care for a foster child.

If you are looking to become an LGBTQ+ foster carer and would like some more information, get in touch with a member of our expert team today to start your fostering journey.

Thinking of fostering?
If you’ve got any questions or would like to find out more about fostering with Capstone, fill out the form below.
An experienced fostering advisor from your local area will then be in touch.

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Ways to

Start the conversation today. Our team of friendly advisors are on hand to answer any foster care questions you may have. We can offer you honest and practical advice that can help you decide if becoming a foster carer is the right path for you. 

Request a
call back

Contact us by completing our online form and one of our fostering advisors will respond to your enquiry within 24 hours.

Call us

Contact us by phone and one of our friendly fostering experts will be on hand for any foster care advice and support you require.

Download a Brochure

Download our helpful guide to becoming a foster carer with Capstone Foster Care.