Advice to same sex couples looking to start a family

31st March, 2022

We recently celebrated LGBT+ History Month, however as an independent fostering agency, we support LGBT+ fostering all year round. Why even mention this? Because we STILL get asked the question -

Can I still apply foster if I’m LGBT+?

The answer is a resounding, yes you can! Sexual orientation or gender identity is not a deciding factor on whether or not you can become a foster carer. Everyone is assessed in exactly the same way and decisions are based on the ability to provide a child with a loving and stable home.

We were delighted to get together (albeit virtually) with foster carers Patrick and Sebastian recently to talk about their experiences in becoming foster carers.

  • What was life like before fostering?
  • What options did they explore?
  • What made them decide on fostering to start their family?
  • What was the application process like?
  • What advice would they give to same sex couples wanting to start a family?

These are just some of the questions we asked Patrick and Sebastian. Sebastian says:

“Take your own experiences of growing up a little bit different, feeling a little bit different to everyone else and use that – because it’s a strength. You can absolutely make a massive difference to children that just need somebody…that need a tribe.”

If you watch one video today, make it this one. Patrick and Sebastian are wonderful foster carers, making a huge difference.

For more information about becoming a foster carer, don’t hesitate to get in touch with us for an informal chat.

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.

The information you provide will be used to respond to the enquiry you have submitted, for further information please refer to our privacy policy.

you may be also interested in


13th February, 2024

Making a difference with Parent & Child fostering.


31st January, 2024

National Storytelling Week. The benefits of a bedtime story.


23rd January, 2024

“Why we wouldn’t swap our busy lives.”

Sign-up for our Newsletter

By signing up, you will receive our latest fostering stories every two months.


Find out more about fostering with Capstone.

Download our helpful guide to becoming a foster carer

Download Now

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.