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I thought being LGBT excluded me from becoming a foster carer – but I was wrong

Arsenal fan.Throughout my life, I had never had any interest in football, but his enthusiasm and passion made me curious.We started watching games together and it became a way to connect with him by discussing results, players and teams.For my birthday, I took David to Emirates Stadium to see his favourite team play. Before we entered the gates, he pulled out a red scarf, flung it over my neck and said: ‘You’re an Arsenal fan now!’We ran up the stairs to get to our seats in time for kick off and when I saw thousands of dads with their sons of all ages, a tidal wave of emotions overcame me.I felt a great sense of pride, acknowledgment and honour to have been invited into this young man’s world.That’s the power of being a foster carer.

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