Do We Sound Suitable To Foster?
After many years of decision, we were finally on the waiting list. Our hearts were bursting to be foster parents. Our daughter was equally thrilled at the prospect of having foster siblings and was enthusiastic from the outset.
My wife and I have a loving Christian home in the catchment of the best schools in Milton Keynes. We both had enhanced police checks for our jobs and neither drank nor smoked. So with the ever-growing list of children crying out for foster parents, we were very confident that Archway Care, an independent Milton Keynes foster care provider, would welcome us into the role. Archway Care were located at Linford Wood but later moved to Bletchley.
Skills To Foster
After much form filling, Archway Care accepted us onto the Skills to Foster training course, which ran over several months. The course tutor was a stern, blonde, energetic mother of “strapping boys”. A note-taking social worker was also present and continually assessed us as suitable foster parents. There were about fifteen of us on the course, including a single lesbian and a young couple who had traded in their Mazda sports car for something more becoming of foster parents. We all got on very well, including the course leader and social worker, and we socialised and enjoyed pizzas together after many evening training sessions. Some of the curricula were distressing, consisting of case studies of sexual abuse and neglect. Archway Care taught us the skills necessary to get a child to trust an adult again and how we could avoid any false accusations from them. Due to our daughter’s age, Archway Care advised my wife and me that we would be fostering children under seven. Seven years or younger happened to be the same age we’d stipulated in our original application, and this seemed to confirm to my wife and me that we were on the right track.
Anyone But Christians!
Months later, the course was almost at an end. We had enjoyed the study, the people and the vast amount of coursework done at home. We felt very optimistic that we were on our way to fostering our first child. Our tutor, social worker and fellow students had been warm and had never expressed any issues about us to our face, but that all changed in that final session.
That evening the course tutor made us all sit in a semi-circle around her whilst she sat on a table with a large black Bible. The Bible had never previously been in the classroom, so I was intrigued to discover why God’s word was there that night. Imagine my horror when she stiffened herself and violently threw the Holy Bible on the floor by my feet! “Some religious books don’t allow homosexual behaviour,” she said intolerantly. “Archway Care requires all our foster parents to PROMOTE gay, bi and transgender sexual activity to their foster child. Do any of you have a problem with this?” I was stunned. From the opposite end of the semi-circle to where I was sitting, my fellow course participants took turns affirming how they were all on board with the LGBT Agenda indoctrinated into young minds. All eyes fell on me, waiting for my response.
The Choice: Faithful Witness Or A Foster Parent?
I knew that to be a faithful witness to The Lord Jesus would mean us leaving those children on the waiting list. My voice breaking with nervous emotion, I uttered, “You’ll never get me to “promote” such homosexual activity. But I will continue to defend any person from all forms of persecution, as I have done since primary school”. The tutor never made eye contact with me again after that. She instantly severed the rapport which we had enjoyed over the months. We drove home that night emotionally shattered. Despite all we could offer a needy child, we fell short of being able to “promote” sodomite sexual behaviour, in our case, to a child under seven.
Archway Care Promoting Sex To Underage Children
Archway Care is promoting perverted sexual activity to underage children. Archway Care has discriminated against Christians who adhere to the Biblical doctrine of no sex before marriage and not leading a little one astray with such wickedness. Archway Care, in my opinion, is an obvious threat to a child’s innocence and virginity.
Archway Care is not alone in such seemingly psychological child abuse: the young are also having their minds raped by explicit sex education (SRE) that Milton Keynes City Council and Brook ram down their throats. Brook advisors offer children abortions without parents’ knowledge when the free contraceptives they hand out fail. Milton Keynes Community Foundation has an abortion facility on their property at Acorn House, murdering 1,756 babies annually, and they financially support Brook.
For the sake of the many children needing stable, loving families — bullying and intolerance of Christians by Archway Care needs to cease immediately.
And whoso shall receive one such little child in my name receiveth me. But whoso shall offend one of these little ones which believe in me, it were better for him that a millstone were hanged about his neck, and that he were drowned in the depth of the sea. Matthew 18 5–6 AKJV
UPDATE: Following mediocre Ofsted reports, Archway Care became part of the National Fostering Agency (NFA) in March 2015.