Read about the experience of one our recently approved carers to see how we ease you into fostering gradually with our guided start.
“I was recently approved as a foster carer and never having fostered before, felt a mixture of excitement and uncertainty whilst I was waiting for my first child to be placed with me.
However, the team at Mosaic Foster Care were amazing and really put me at ease. They understood how I might be feeling and guided me through my first few months.
I was invited to attend support groups, training events and social activities with other carers and staff, so I felt part of the team straight way.
I was also offered the opportunity to participate in the children’s clubs where I got to know some of the children through observation and interaction.
There was no pressure and I could choose to be as involved as much or as little as I wanted.
They also covered the cost of my travel along with an hourly payment and I now have the option to become part of the support team alongside fostering as I enjoyed the experience so much.
Whilst waiting for my first placement I also provided respite care a few times, which was brilliant as I had had no previous experience of fostering and I had got to know those children at one of the clubs I helped out with.
This was all carefully planned and took into account the child’s needs and made me feel confident for my first full time placement.
I feel so supported by the team and the whole therapeutic approach and now I have a child placed with me I have got the skills to be the best foster carer I can…”