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If you are gay, lesbian, bisexual or transgender and have ever wondered, "can I foster?" the answer is a resounding "yes". Sexual orientation doesn't matter nor does it matter if you are single or couples. Fostering can transform your life as well as making a dramatic and positive change in the life of a child. One same-sex couple described how they came to Capstone Foster Care. While sitting around the pool on holiday in Cyprus, the couple were continuing a discussion they had been having for 10 years – having their own children. Being men, having their own children was...

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While the old myth that foster families need the old-fashioned traditional family unit of mother and father persists, the reality is that single foster parents are eagerly sought after. Becoming a foster parent is one of the most satisfying and rewarding things you can do. You, as a single parent, can be just you. The main requirements for fostering are that your health is good, your home has a spare room for a child or young person, and that you can pass through a DBS check. Ideally, you will be at least 25 but under certain circumstances, being 21 is...

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Capstone Foster Care will be taking part in the Fostering Network's annual national awareness and recruitment campaign, Foster Care Fortnight 2017. The campaign will take place from Monday 8 May to Sunday 21 May. The goal of these national awareness days is raising the profile of fostering in the UK. All too often, fostering stories that make headlines are the few negative tales of something that went wrong. With 70,000 children and young people in care at any given moment and with 9,000 of those children and young people needing foster homes immediately - today - it is essential that...

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