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I Have a Foster Child

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    Love Her Like My Own

    We have been together for six yrs now. I never thought I could love someone elses child that much, but  I do! Its not always easy children never are! But when I see her smiling, laughing and happy it makes it all worth while especially when I get a hug and she says I Love...
    nectarine nectarine 41-45, F 20 Responses Oct 14, 2008

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    I Ask My Great-nephew To Live With Me And He Loves Me Like A Dad.

    I put in more detail the circumstances in another spot... Just wanted to explain our good night ritual. Little B is a very loving and over all exceptionally well adjusted child. At night I started telling Little B, I loved him "like" a son. I am very careful not to try and...
    jimalee2000 jimalee2000 41-45, M Nov 20, 2010

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    He's Unlocked A Bit Of My Heart I Didn't Know Existed....

    My husband and I have been trying for a family for about 4 years. I was never in a hurry to jump into motherhood so was 34 when we started and I had 3 miscarriages and then nothing. Although we're still trying, my husband expressed an interest in fostering about a year ago and I...
    Carol01 Carol01 36-40, F 4 Responses Jul 4, 2010

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    My Little One

    We went through the process of getting licensed for foster care and our first call was a baby. Blonde hair blue eyes. We started slowly and got him on the wknds, then for longer weeks and then one blizzarding night we went to get him for good. This was best because we wanted to...
    portabella portabella 41-45, F 2 Responses Sep 27, 2010

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    He was a priest and I was 6. He robbed me of my childhood and shattered my self confidence. By the time I started middle school I was completely withdrawn becoming the "weird kid...
    Easysteam Easysteam 31-35, M 2 hrs ago

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    I just released that I can ***** about the past or I can look at what I got from it and how it made me who I am today. I waited at school for my mom to pick me up. I learned how...
    bigheartsmallworld bigheartsmallworld 36-40, M 2 hrs ago

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    Thought I should update my "family" list because as much as I deny it it's growing. Some will be the same as I mentioned before. This will be a post about the girls only. -Adult...
    PinkMellow PinkMellow 18-21, F 2 Responses 2 hrs ago

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    Still am to an extent, I can't complain as I have it so 'good' materialistically yes. Marble floors, gaming rig, large TV, etc and what not, yes. Although I lack friendship of any...
    Ugnius2121 Ugnius2121 16-17, M 2 hrs ago

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    After a spanking i think it is necessary for the child to stand in the corner and reflect on what they did wrong. I personally think it builds character and serves as an extra...
    lovingfatherofthree lovingfatherofthree 36-40, M 2 hrs ago

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    my lust is green rusted sheen on this machine a busted thing like a ruptured spleen life is mean my thoughts obscene time can bring healing, other times pain sunshine and laughter...
    greenrust greenrust 22-25, M 1 Response 3 hrs ago

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    The child of dark saunters among the ruins, A life born anew from ashes of anguish, Decorum of civilization insincere to the mind, For I am the savage and the savage is I, Desire...
    Frankenstein99 Frankenstein99 36-40, M 3 hrs ago

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    I always thought kids were annoying, but lately I have been noticing all my friends having babies, and talking to children makes me realise how interesting and funny they can be. I...
    geminidreamer4 geminidreamer4 18-21, F 1 Response 4 hrs ago

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    I love being. Bigger gal, but I need to get healthy and since I just had my first child a month ago I am already 15 pounds less then I weighed before I was prego. now I wanna tone...
    Amberlashae17 Amberlashae17 22-25, F 7 Responses 5 hrs ago

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    Forgive me for being so winded but this is the first time I've reAlly talked about this:My daughter was born at 30 weeks due to a placental abruption. I had to have a crash C...
    Ashley3085 Ashley3085 26-30, F 5 hrs ago

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    I was chatting with a friend the other week and had an "a-ha" moment, it was something I never fully vocalized. She wondered why I didn't have kids. I told her "I don't want kids...
    wm3797 wm3797 31-35, F 5 hrs ago

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    I have a bunch but being told "no" is a pet peeve that has caused me many confrontations in my life. I've been called spoiled, bratty, etc but I honestly don't feel I am. Even as a...
    AmayaHoo AmayaHoo 22-25, F 5 hrs ago

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    We all have. I liked to think as each and every person that I'd lost in my life as a 'purposeful' loss - one that had meaning, one that was determined by fate and had pushed me...
    littlelostfox littlelostfox 22-25, F 6 hrs ago

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    so today, a Friday, had been absolutely crazy. it's my first year working with special needs kids and I have to say... even the quest days at this job are better than the best days...
    LarsGreypath LarsGreypath 22-25, M 1 Response 8 hrs ago

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    I'm another new member here, not certain if I'm posting correctly being practically a Luddite but here goes... Just a middle aged man going through a bit of a mid life crisis...
    Kmd5791 Kmd5791 36-40, M 9 hrs ago

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    There were signs, I guess, when I was a toddler. But it started in earnest when I was in kindergarten. I had unbearable itching on my eyelashes, somehow pulling them out provided...
    ridinginthewind ridinginthewind 22-25, F 12 hrs ago

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    My heart breaks this morning as I watched the new. The pictures of those little innocent lifeless bodies that washed up on the Turkish shores was to much to comprehend. These are...
    Sunnykel76 Sunnykel76 36-40, F 1 Response 13 hrs ago

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    Look|" is not matter of wanting to adopt, but can you fond it, and have you the resources to process it and do not think that every thing is not real or not believing...
    ebellins ebellins 36-40, F 15 hrs ago

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    My girlfriend was 17 and three months pregnant when we met. The father bailed out as soon as he found out she was carrying twins. I fell for her before she started showing and...
    anaz4 anaz4 18-21 2 Responses 15 hrs ago

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    I don't trust anyone with my feelings. I trust that people try to do the right thing and I can trust people to be kind and honest. But I just can not for the life of me open up to...
    Zbeara Zbeara 22-25, M 3 Responses 16 hrs ago

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    BULLY FIGHTIn 1971, I was in grade three, my mother transferred us to the nearest public school, where we moved our house from Masara Elementary School, Maco, Davao del Norte...
    elacares elacares 51-55, F 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    I'm looking to make fostering a full time career, any clues?
    jasonsargent1995 jasonsargent1995 18-21, M 1 day ago

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    I just tested positive for chlamydia. They tell me it's treatable but does it ever go away completely? I am so scared to lose my fertility. My family has a history of not being...
    ashamedgirl95 ashamedgirl95 18-21, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    New School! My son started his new school today! Yikes! Yesterday I went to a meeting to his old school. We went over his IEP and Behavior plan with this new school. i added some...
    darktippedrose darktippedrose 31-35, F 4 Responses 2 days ago

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    Nor do I want to meet. How does a couple have another child when already they do not have the custody of two existing children? Father,mother, son 1,and daughter have not spoken or...
    RunEun RunEun 22-25, M 3 days ago

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    I don't even know where to start... But, I've been abandoned since the day I was born... My mom was on heroin (& methadone) when she was pregnant w me. When she gave birth to me...
    AMORDEAMOR AMORDEAMOR 36-40, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    I've ranted a lot about the reasons I don't like/want children, so I'll just give this shorter condensed version. They get underfoot. Their high-pitched voices hurt my ears...
    Stratosara Stratosara 26-30, F 5 days ago

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    Time to homeschool him again. The program in high school is run so poorly. My son is in 9th grade. He's in a special ed program that takes the group of kids to a cooking class with...
    SocialHermit SocialHermit 41-45, F 1 Response Aug 27

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    My dad acts so emotionally and dramatically. I found myself scouring parenting blogs on how to teach your children emotional maturity even though I have no children. But I used...
    rballa rballa 31-35, F Aug 26

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    I have tried so hard to have a child with me husband and the bottom line is I need to lose weight he is fine with my weight but I know I need to lose it so I am now on this health...
    mickey2114 mickey2114 26-30, F Aug 24

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    Children annoy me so badly that my doctor has prescribed me KlonPin to take when I have to go in public places where annoying children may be. I am soley on that medication for...
    Itzindeyez Itzindeyez 31-35, F 4 Responses Aug 24

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    but I can't have any myself. I am a in a relationship with a man who doesn't want children. I feel like I am giving up a big part of my future by not being able to be a foster...
    tennisprincess1975 tennisprincess1975 36-40, F 8 Responses Aug 21

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    I've heard on the news before about these young teen mothers who abandon their babies because they don't want to take the time to raise a child. Rather than putting the child up...
    girlfullofenergy girlfullofenergy 13-15, F Aug 20

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    My eldest son is 11 years old and he started 6th grade this year. His transition to middle school is NOT going well at all. grrrrrrrrr. At the end of last year, me and his...
    darktippedrose darktippedrose 31-35, F 11 Responses Aug 20

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    I'm trying my best to not let this concern me but its so hard. Maybe you can give me insight. My best friend told me she is two months pregnant and is going to keep it. I feel very...
    courtcourt94 courtcourt94 18-21, F 2 Responses Aug 20

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    I have a child with autism i am a little worried about him is there someone who knows someone with this problem? and how he cured from this problem?
    Safiullaholfaty Safiullaholfaty 22-25, M 4 Responses Aug 20

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    My oldest 2 daughters are adopted, and we have fostered more then 40 others. They are always a part of our family, even when they leave.
    babeluvs6n2 babeluvs6n2 36-40, F 5 Responses Aug 19

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