We know that it can be daunting to take your first steps in fostering. Typically people have been thinking about it for many years and then something triggers them into wanting to take action. Maybe the time becomes the right time for you or perhaps you have birth children leaving for university. Maybe you just simply know you want to make a difference in a young person’s life.
We understand that it can take a lot to pick up that phone or send that message and that it can be daunting to take the steps in making an enquiry. We at Mosaic want to equip you will the confidence to know that you are doing what is right for you and your family!
Maybe you are nervous that enquiring is some form of commitment. Mosaic we don’t work like that. At Mosaic Foster Care, we do all we can to put your mind at rest and make your enquiry into fostering a pleasant and interesting one. It’s all about us helping you make an informed decision.
In that initial conversation, we simply have a chat to make sure you meet our basic criteria. This includes having a spare bedroom, no children under the age of 12 at home, a good command of the English language, a car and a good support network along with an open mind and heart for a young person. You will learn a lot about fostering and what it could mean for you. Some people have experience in fostering and relatively in-depth knowledge of what it entails; others are starting their journey from scratch.
This conversation is also for you to ask as many questions as you like. Debbie who is the person who will come to visit you has actually been a foster parent herself so she has an inside knowledge of what it is like and is not afraid to answer the questions you may be nervous to ask! We suggest you write them down in advance so that you don’t forget anything. We’ve heard most of them before and there is no such thing as a stupid question.