Easing into fostering

NEW TO FOSTERING?

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…”