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I Have a Foster Child

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 14 People

    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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    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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    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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    I do not have a child of my own with this disorder, but my two sisters have it. I am trying to get some answers or support for my parents who are struggling.
    CaseysMommy CaseysMommy 16-17, F 1 day ago

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    hi just wondering if anyone has kids that are the age of 5 with ADHD on meds .my son is 4 and going to start school next year .if he can't keep still he will have to go on them...
    glrock glrock 41-45, M 5 hrs ago

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    Recently I remembered an embarrassing event from childhood.. My parents were never married and separated shortly after I was born. Anyway as a result I did not see my dad all that...
    LittleMissMew LittleMissMew 31-35, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    although that does not make my boyfriend, my child, and I any less of a family. I hate societal standards
    xxdiscoveringme xxdiscoveringme 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 14

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    At least right now I do. My husband and I are on the fence about more children, we have a beautiful baby boy, almost 4 months. I feel like we should either have another pretty soon...
    Mythriel Mythriel 22-25, F Jan 3

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    I'm realizing more and more that my kids are plotters
    curioustiff curioustiff 26-30, F 13 hrs ago

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    My son was diagnosed with myelodysplastic syndrome in 2012 during the summer before his senior year of high school. He had a bone marrow transplant and nearly died twice in the...
    lynnieruns lynnieruns 41-45, F Jan 4

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    When I was around 2-5 years old, I had visited my friends house. I wanted to go to the washroom, but her mom was in there, so she dared me to go pee behind the stereo. So I did...
    sassymcassy sassymcassy 13-15, F 1 Response Jan 6

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    One time I was 8 and was a soccer (American kind) player from 7 - 14 years old. Anyways, I had an upset stomach before the game but went out and played anyway. Partway through the...
    html92 html92 22-25, M Jan 13

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    SirLaughalots SirLaughalots 36-40, M 1 Response Jan 17

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    When I got stuck between the public bus doors I was with my momma going to, somewhere, We were on the public bus, When we got to our destination, she got off first. Then it...
    HandyMannyWanny HandyMannyWanny 16-17, M Jan 18

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    One of my most embarrassing moments was in eighth grade. As I was walking to English class, my jock strap fell out of the partially zipped gym bag I was carrying. A cute girl I...
    HudsonValleyKid HudsonValleyKid 18-21, M 1 Response Jan 20

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    I just roll with it. I try to look at my son's life as a journey. I'm along for the ride. When a challenging behavior arises, I get on his level and try to figure out what's...
    haregyrl haregyrl 41-45, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    I allowed my son to move with his dad when he was 9. He is now 16. I have not seen my son in 3 yrs now. I live in Wisconsin and my sons dad lives in Tennessee. We habe joint...
    mischa27 mischa27 36-40, F Jan 4

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    I seriously cannot shut my brain off. it's my saturday night (yes, I'm aware that it is in fact the wee hours of Thursday, but I work in a group home full time and my days off are...
    kiesterdee6 kiesterdee6 22-25, F Jan 15

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    Okay, what's with women, and even some men, looking down upon and even bashing other women who choose not to have children? what is the big problem with that? Not every woman...
    BananaSmoothiee BananaSmoothiee 18-21, F 2 Responses Jan 20

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    My boyfriend and I have been together for 3 months and 1 week ago his ex gave birth to his first child. They were only together for 3 weeks and split before she found out she was...
    sjh24 sjh24 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 17

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    I recently was diagnosed with FSH Muscular Dystrophy, which is a genetic disorder in my family. I know that if I have biological children they would have a 50% chance of having it...
    Rox21HL Rox21HL 22-25, F 1 Response Jan 22

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    So, as I wrote before I am in relational group trauma therapy for women who have survived childhood abuse. It is an intense program that I attend four days a week for three hours a...
    Etheros Etheros 46-50, F 2 Responses Jan 13

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    are you afraid of dogs? Only some dogs? Well, I'm going to give you some unsolicited advice - from someone that knows dogs well. #1 - If you don't want to interact with a dog...
    milehighHeartbreak milehighHeartbreak 31-35, M 4 Responses Jan 14

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    My mixed breed nightmare-I have 3 children with my wife of 15 years ages 14,10,and 7. Then I have too what I call my American son or sometimes my pointedly my Black son. He is 22...
    PinskProduct PinskProduct 41-45, M 2 Responses Jan 22

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    Her name is Kura and she is 6 months. Ik what your thinking I was dumb to have a child at this age. I was ready but... "Daddy" decides to leave. So practically I'm single taking...
    KaguyaSumeragi KaguyaSumeragi 16-17, F 2 Responses Jan 2

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    I love my husband and have been with him for 5yrs and married for 3yrs. due to a medical condition a few years back I was told I cant have children. my husband has a daughter from...
    rebeccalouise1987 rebeccalouise1987 26-30, F 1 Response Jan 7

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    I have 2 children already but I want 3 more. I'll probably just adopt.
    jenneruz jenneruz 26-30, F 3 Responses Jan 3

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    So, I'm nearing 30. How is this possible? I remember being 17 like it was ******* yesterday. I still remember the **** I wore to school. I still miss the people I experienced it...
    MissListless MissListless 26-30, F 4 Responses Jan 4

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    I was diagnosed back in 2008, after not knowing why my hair was falling out, gums bleeding and joints aching. I'm kind of insecure, and unsure of my future.. I have 4 children...
    Rhondamo4 Rhondamo4 36-40, F 1 Response Jan 10

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    Been with the same partner ( husband of 2yrs) for 13 years. He is 15years older than me and I've recently turned 30. I can feel my body telling me...its time, its time to have a...
    buddah256 buddah256 26-30, F 5 Responses Jan 12

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    My husband and I already have two children, but I want another baby. He however, doesn't =/
    daddyschubbydolly daddyschubbydolly 22-25, F 13 Responses Jan 13

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    I keep having dreams over a year now that I have a baby boy. I do not have the desire to have more children. Could this dream be telling the future? What do you think?
    tee83 tee83 31-35, F 1 Response Jan 17

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    People wonder how I manage to be such a conundrum. I have a childish, playful side, and yet I am capable of leading and being serious. How I can be innocent one moment, and utterly...
    russianprincessdoll russianprincessdoll 18-21, F 3 Responses Jan 21

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    My grandma keeps nagging that she wants me to get married and have a child. I'm sorry, grandma, but I'm only 18 and I just got out of an extremely abusive relationship, I don't...
    tristful tristful 18-21, F 4 days ago

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    This dream happened a few months ago but though I'd share. It is more of a woman/mother-hood dream, gentlemen. You've been warned. haha It was just like an ordinary day and things...
    rockmacabre rockmacabre 18-21, F Jan 9

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    I have Spatial Sequence Synesthesia Most specifically the months of the year, numbers (as high as I have ever attempted to count or picture), the days of the week and the letters...
    BetsyRen BetsyRen 31-35, F 2 Responses Jan 9

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    I ended up re - friending my ex friend on fb. All this because we liked the same guy. (No longer speaking to). I still have hurt from when I told her I liked him too. yet she went...
    meleternal meleternal 26-30, F 1 Response Jan 11

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    When I read the websites online about C-PTSD, I was sure I had it. Now, after reading your stories, I'm not sure. I would love for anyone to read through this and tell me your...
    Devinologist Devinologist 16-17, M 1 Response Jan 14

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    I, myself, prefer not to talk about my past. I have overcome it on my own and will give a brief statement here and there, but I do not think a history lesson on anyone's life will...
    Stickwithmebabe Stickwithmebabe 36-40, F 8 hrs ago

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    My name is Brenda. I live in Baldwin Mich. Which is lake county. I been dealing with cps since 2006. It really got bad in 2008 to now. In 2010 I got married to a guy. He has 4...
    myboo363 myboo363 31-35, F Jan 3

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    I had a dream I was living in a mansion and I was sneaking out in the night but the house had a massive entrance, like maze but it was in sections so i had to climb over heaps of...
    carinacute6 carinacute6 18-21, M 9 hrs ago

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    Eight months ago I was put into the foster system and in that time I have been in an emergency placement, a foster family, a group home and yesterday I was placed with a new...
    JenniferM01 JenniferM01 13-15, F 2 Responses Dec 30, 2014

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    this explains me pretty good. I never got to do all the stuff most kids did. my parents always worked and so we never took a vacation or anything. my first weekend vacation was on...
    countryguy30 countryguy30 22-25, M 2 Responses 15 hrs ago

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    Honestly do, and after the week I had it wouldn't surprise me if I was pregnant. But unlike most I am taking precautions I know I'm only 18 and having a child right now wouldn't be...
    Jusjellybean Jusjellybean 18-21, F 1 Response 2 hrs ago

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    Over the summer I had a traumatic experience overseas. When I got home I was talking really fast & with a Spanish accent & apparently sounded crazy. My family convinced me to...
    Stella30 Stella30 26-30, F 1 Response 12 hrs ago