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I Have a Foster Child

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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'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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    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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    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 finally ordered Charlotte's Web for my daughter. I'm still kind of nervous about it. I prayed on it also. Being that it stayed on my mind from the moment I heard about it...
    LadyHeyward LadyHeyward 41-45, F 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    When I was in the fifth grade, I had a lot going on at home. All of my teachers knew that I was a foster child, and they went easy on me because of it. They accepted my bad...
    justanotherdisbelief justanotherdisbelief 18-21, F 2 Responses Apr 3

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    My church takes the instructions in the bible to care for widows and orphans very important. Many our families have adopted children. Also if something happens and children of a...
    southernlady32 southernlady32 31-35, F 4 Responses Apr 9

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    I had this really weird dream, it was medieal times in was i lived in a small village, i was climbing the ranks by treason and scheming but at one point i found ny self in a...
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    kydadof2 kydadof2 41-45, M 1 Response 1 day ago

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    I really don't like children. When I look at Babies-I have ZERO feelings. I may even find them ugly. I do not have any children and know I may regret it one day..but just the...
    fijifranny fijifranny 16-17, F Apr 12

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    I found out at 16 I was sterile. My doctors were treating me with a very strong cancer medication. They said I wouldn't be able to have children at all. At 16 I didn't pay it any...
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    Hello, my names Rebekah and I am almost 19. Due to past experiences, I can't have sex. My mum suggested I come on this site to see what others could tell me because, due to not...
    rebekahcookie33 rebekahcookie33 18-21, F 7 Responses 2 days ago

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    I personal, do not like children at all. If you do have a child they should be seen, but not heard, obedient, and well mannered. You never see that.
    angie989 angie989 22-25, F 2 Responses 10 hrs ago

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    i don't have any children but hopefully i will find a woman to breed with in the nearest future. i have been told several times by different people that i'd be a good father, and i...
    antonelidatsmyname antonelidatsmyname 22-25, M 4 Responses Apr 10

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    I do not understand the desire to have a child. I refuse to give up my freedom and ruin my boobs in the name of Motherhood. Further, after having worked in the Family Court System...
    DonnaDomm DonnaDomm 26-30, F 3 Responses Apr 15

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    I have a child with ADHD and it's very draining because he doesn't listen.
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    mnkshow mnkshow 22-25, F 1 day ago

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    I am currently in foster care. yea. it's hard
    immatruelover immatruelover 16-17, F 2 Responses Apr 24

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