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Celebrate Ramadan With Our Foster Family Agency

As the month of Ramadan approaches, communities around the world prepare to take a journey of spiritual reflection, self-discipline, and communal solidarity. For Muslims, Ramadan is a time of fasting, prayer, and acts of charity, but it's also a time for families to come together and strengthen their bonds to each other and their community. At our family run fostering agency, Family Fostering Partners, we believe that Ramadan offers an opportunity for all families, including fostering families, to embrace the spirit of compassion, generosity, and inclusivity. In this blog, we'll explore five meaningful ways to celebrate Ramadan with your fostering family, support from us as a foster family agency, as well as the importance of nurturing the religious beliefs of the children in our collective care.

The importance of Ramadan for us as a Foster Family Agency

At Family Fostering Partners, we strive to ensure that Muslim children are matched with foster families who share their cultural and religious background. We recognise and understand the importance for children to maintain connections to their faith and community. Not only does this facilitate consistency in a child’s life, but it also allows for them to remain rooted in their culture and build upon their sense of belonging and identity.

Unfortunately, there simply aren’t enough individuals coming forward to foster. This means that it’s not always possible to find a religious or cultural match between child and a fostering. In instances where a Muslim child is placed with a non-Muslim foster family, we provide comprehensive training and support to help our foster parents understand the child's religion and celebrate their traditions. For foster parents who support children of a Muslim faith, this includes education about Islamic practices, guidance on how to create a welcoming and inclusive environment during Ramadan, and access to resources and community networks to facilitate the child's involvement in religious observances and cultural celebrations. By equipping foster parents with the knowledge and tools they need to support Muslim children in their care, we ensure that every child feels valued, respected, and supported in their faith and identity. Equally, we hope this blog post will help Muslim fostering families who foster non-Muslim children with tips on how to include them in your Ramadan celebrations.


What are 5 things you can do in Ramadan?

Learn About Ramadan Together.

One of the most rewarding aspects of fostering is the opportunity to learn and grow together as a family with support from the fostering agency. The month of Ramadan is as an opportunity to teach or learn from the children in your care about the significance of the month, its traditions, and its spiritual importance around the world. By reading books, watching videos, or research online together, you can deepen your understanding of Ramadan's customs and rituals together. By learning together, you’ll create meaningful connections with the children you look after.

Click here for a great resource to help you to get talking to your fostering family about Ramadan.



The daily fast during Ramadan is broken each evening with a meal called iftar, where families gather to share food and company. Invite the children in your care to join you for iftar, whether it's preparing a traditional meal at home or attending a community iftar event. Breaking fast together provides an opportunity for foster families to bond over shared experiences and create lasting memories. Encourage the children in your care to ask questions and share their thoughts about Ramadan during iftar, this will help them understand the significance of the celebration.


Volunteer and Give Back.

Ramadan is a time for acts of charity and community. By their very nature, fostering families that are supported by family run fostering agencies such as Family Fostering Partners have community and kindness as part of their core values. Aside from the fantastic fostering work that our families do, there are countless other ways for them to get involved and give back to their communities as part of the celebration of Ramadan.

You could donate to a local food bank or charity, raise money for those in need, or participate in a community project together. By practicing the important values of generosity and empathy, you're not only enriching the lives of people within your local community, but also nurturing a sense of social responsibility. At our family run fostering agency, we know firsthand that willingness to give back to others is a shared value of our foster parents. Their generosity positively impacts the children in their care and sets them up for their future click here to hear from Davin, a care experienced individual

In summary, for those that celebrate, Ramadan provides the perfect opportunity to make a further positive impact in your community.


Attend Community Events.

Look out for local events and activities during Ramadan, from cultural festivals to religious workshops and gatherings. We encourage the families that we support within our family run agency to immerse themselves in the traditions and celebrations of Ramadan. Whether it's attending an event at mosque, participating in a Ramadan-themed craft workshop, or joining a community iftar dinner, these events offer valuable opportunities for fostering families to connect with their local Muslim community and learn from or celebrate with one another.


Create Ramadan Traditions.

Creating family traditions is an essential part of any fostering journey and helps the children in your care to establish a sense of belonging and stability. Ramadan is as an opportunity to establish meaningful traditions that you can continue year after year with your fostering family. Whether it's reading a special story during Ramadan nights, decorating your home with festive lights and decorations, or starting a Ramadan journal where everyone can write down their feelings and thoughts, these traditions will create lasting memories and deepen your fostering family's connection to one another.

Ramadan Mubarak from our Foster Family Agency. 

At our family run fostering agency, we're committed to supporting foster families of all backgrounds and faiths and to encourage as many people as possible to join our foster family agency. Whether you're a seasoned foster parent or considering opening your heart and home to a child in need for the first time, we invite you to join us in embracing the spirit of Ramadan – by fostering a sense of love, compassion, and unity, you can make a meaningful difference to vulnerable children locally.

How to Join Our Foster Family Agency. 

As mentioned previously in this article, there’s a real need for more fostering families. If you’re interested in learning more about fostering and would like to join our foster family agency, then we’re always at hand to talk. You can get in touch by using our fostering live chat feature in the bottom right-hand corner, alternatively you can visit our “Contact Us” page, or you can call us directly on 0330 0948816.

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