Fostering: The New Era
Your solution to recruiting and training foster carers from multi-faith backgrounds
A world where every child who comes into care obtans a loving, caring and culturally competent placement which, through mutual respect, affirms their identity.
To increase the number of high-quality carers from across the diverse tapestry of the UK population, and to increase the level of cultural competency that prevails in carers and professionals
Come and join us at My Foster Family and be one step closer
to giving a child a home full of love, care and stability.
My Foster Family is a bespoke recruitment and training specialist that caters for a diverse range of families in the UK
looking to begin their own journey in fostering. Whether you are looking for a fostering agency or simply want to gain
some training in the fostering process, we can assist you at every step of your journey into fostering.
We believe that fostering is a rewarding role to play and one that can transform the lives of children.We aim to ensure that every
potential foster carer goes away with all the information and training they need to be the best possible carers
for vulnerable children and those who have come from often traumatic circumstances.
In addition, we work together with a number of respected fostering organisations and agencies in order to assist you
with your search for a foster child that you could nurture, raise and empower.
Everything we do is for foster carers, children, and young people
Everyone is different but should be treated with the same respect
Every person has the right to make the most of his or her life
A loving, nurturing home builds respect and safer communities
Living & Working with Integrity
We will always go out of our way to do the right thing
As a local authority it is critical we celebrate diversity, embrace social media, and benefit from the modern and refreshing approach My Foster Family has brought to the market. The Muslim Foster Network has consolidated its educational and training services, its gift box programme, and its unique unaccompanied minors mentoring programme into a single entity: My Foster Family. This organisation is a welcome addition to the fostering landscape.
I would encourage all stakeholders in fostering to benefit from My Foster Family’s approach, and from the enhanced quality, diversity and effectiveness of their outcomes.
Deputy Director of Children’s Social Care
What We Do
My Foster Family was founded by CEO Shadim Hussain with the aims of creating a faith sensitive and diverse fostering recruitment and training organisation which aims to find the best foster placement to meet the needs of foster children in the UK.
Shadim is an experienced digital marketer and social entrepreneur, who headed the renowned Muslim Foster Project in 2010. The project was incubated by charity organisation Mercy Mission and has successfully led on to the creation of My Foster Family. My Foster Family believes in drawing from the successful work of the Muslim Foster Project providing educational training, workshops and recruitment in fostering and attracting people from all walks of life.
Since the inception of My Foster Family the team has evolved attracting support from key members of the public such as Sir Martin Narey.
Since completing my final report on the care system for the Department for Education, I’ve had a number of approaches from independent fostering agencies, none of which I’ve pursued. But I have been impressed for some time with Mercy Mission and the imaginative and innovative approach they have taken to improve recruitment and attract new carers to fostering, particularly those from minority backgrounds. So I’m delighted to agree to be the first Chair of My Foster Family, the new not for profit organisation which will take forward Mercy Mission’s pioneering work.
Sir Martin Narey
Chairman of My Foster Family
Our team comprises of people from a wide range of backgrounds and minority groups, some of whom have been foster carers in the past. Our wealth of experience in creating fostering recruitment initiatives, training and opportunities for the community to get involved in fostering ensures that we are well placed to be your first port of call when considering becoming a foster carer.
At My Foster Family, we’re more than a fostering recruitment agency; we’re a community of close- knit foster carers, staff, and friends who are working together to give every child the best start in life.
For more information on My Foster Family or to arrange to speak to one of our team members please use this Contact form or drop us a line on:
0208 935 5095
Celebrate diversity, embrace your potential and embark on a journey of transforming a child’s life with My Foster Family