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I Have a Foster Child

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 14 People

    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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    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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    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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    Lived in a foster home for 2 years as a teen. It was a blessing and a curse. Luckily, my foster family was gracious, kind, fun, and let me be me. However, you never shake that...
    EYESONLYFORU EYESONLYFORU 41-45, F 2 Responses Dec 12

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    I am having alot of issues with my oldest child. And i have come to realize that it is my fault. Is simply cannot love her the way a mother should. She is the result of seven years...
    Shandit Shandit 22-25, F 1 Response Nov 20

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    THERE IS HOPE! New meds, new therapist, good advice and fresh hope. My 21 year old son is bipolar, he self diagnosed when he was 12, and told his doctor. The doctor was...
    Deedle623 Deedle623 51-55, F Dec 6

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    My sister but i consider her the child i never had. Though i spent years raising her and my other siblings, my dad had a restraining order issued against me. I am considered a...
    Superpsycho Superpsycho 22-25, F 5 Responses Dec 6

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    I need Help. I have a step child battling Bi Polar. Please someone help me understand.
    bass7 bass7 31-35, F Dec 8

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    my 7 year old son has ADHD. his first 2 years in school were awful and he hadn't been diagnosed. he started getting completely out of hand. to the point where he was punching and...
    Trinity2356 Trinity2356 22-25, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    I constantly have my family tell me that if I am not planning on getting married I should at least have a baby because I'm not getting any younger. Like it's that simple. Im pretty...
    josie19us josie19us 31-35, F 4 days ago

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    My son snapped at school again today. Threatened to jump out the window and kill himself. Councilor told him that wasn't an option because the window doesn't open enough obviously...
    ThistleAndWeeds ThistleAndWeeds 31-35, F 3 Responses Nov 20

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    I wanted to post my story so Moms and Dads of premature babies have hope. My son was born 23 weeks gestation and my other son almost 25 weeks gestation in 2009 weighing below a...
    sparrow412 sparrow412 26-30, F 1 Response Nov 28

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    I have 2 daughters with ADHD. They are both absolutely amazing the way they cope with it and succeed !
    boxersoff4u boxersoff4u 51-55, M Dec 1

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    Well another episode today. He took off running from the bus. Tried to run into traffic and kill himself. It took 3 people from his school, a officer from a neighboring school and...
    ThistleAndWeeds ThistleAndWeeds 31-35, F 3 Responses Dec 2

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    My 6 month old son has a genetic disorder called Neurofibromatosis or NF1. He has tumor under his ear in his neck that has grown rapidly. he has an MRI in the morning and I am...
    Trinity2356 Trinity2356 22-25, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    At 14 he is presenting with some ridged exhausting repetitive, perseverant, behaviours. This is the first time I have felt pretty out of my depth managing his pathology. I am...
    Tannasheart Tannasheart 46-50, F 3 days ago

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    I am well acquainted with how disruptive motherhood can be to a woman's personal and professional autonomy. I will not be waxing poetic about it either (today of all days). I too...
    Tannasheart Tannasheart 46-50, F 2 Responses 2 days ago

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    My daughter is 9 and in the fourth grade. In the last month or so of her second grade we were at a routine doctor appointment when her doc asked how things were going at school and...
    warden2000 warden2000 31-35, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    I think it was when I was 7 I remember telling schoolmates about wanting to grow bigger. They laughed and I felt embarrassed. It all started with "If you were a superhero, what...
    Profweird Profweird 18-21, M Nov 22

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    We met 12 years ago, when he aunt moved beside me. Well we both got busy with life and never really saw each other unless it was at her work. Well today we hung out :) us, her aunt...
    DeterminedToMakeLifeWorthIt DeterminedToMakeLifeWorthIt 16-17, F Nov 26

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    Fourth grade: Mom bought me some leather sandals that were real popular back in the day but made your feet smell like a jar of Claussen dill pickles. One day I was wearing them in...
    bombchu bombchu 22-25, F 2 Responses Nov 29

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    Don't worry people are trying to help go mark entertaining and kind hearted and a hero
    SCARFACEkyle SCARFACEkyle 18-21, M 1 Response Dec 5

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    He's high functioning. Has Aspergers. He looks like a regular 13 year old kid but when he asks questions over and over people think he's strange. He doesn't understand empathy or...
    hazeleyedangel68 hazeleyedangel68 46-50, F 1 Response Dec 7

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    one and done. She is almost 8 and I don't see myself ever having any more. I'm happy with my little family!
    EquineZen EquineZen 26-30, F 1 Response Dec 10

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    Well my sons case manager for his testing came through. He has moderate levels of autism. (Level 2) if u know what that means and I don't. When I was told my feelings for my son...
    tristaspuella tristaspuella 22-25, F 1 day ago

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    I was raised in a foster family (I was fostered then adopted into this family- and they continued to foster other children). When I was younger I was a loud, confident child and as...
    Alexmoss1990 Alexmoss1990 22-25, M 13 hrs ago

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    I know I have a child's heart and all ways will .. I believe that's the reason that is feeding me to keep-on going ...!
    benginm benginm 26-30, M 1 Response 10 hrs ago

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    When people tell me that I MUST have kids, I literally feel like this: http://theoatmeal.com/comics/kids I don't want children, and have never been interested in children. The...
    spacepixie spacepixie 26-30, F 5 Responses Dec 10

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    I am engaged to my best friend of 8 years, partner of 3 years who happens to be in the military. We both want kids someday. We are not in the situation currently to have a child...
    Lexx42 Lexx42 18-21, F 1 Response Nov 21

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    Im the 8th born out of 11. My name is Emma and I am 17, my mom and dad both have 11 children TOGETHER, including two sets of twins. I also have 16 nieces and nephews, plus my...
    EmmaDex EmmaDex 16-17, F 5 days ago

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    Usually when someone says "family", I would think of a nice, warm, welcoming and happy family whereby the parents are supportive, the children have a good relation with each other...
    AoRagdoll AoRagdoll 13-15, F 4 Responses Dec 10

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    Let me start off by saying I know nothing about how father-daughter relationships are supposed to be. I grew up quite distantly from my father- albeit under the same roof until I...
    parisjade12 parisjade12 22-25 5 days ago

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    I always say I can't wait to have children one day, and everybody always says don't have children live your life and party while you can. I hate this! I'm not that type. I want to...
    wildrise2 wildrise2 22-25, F 6 Responses Nov 26

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    My mom hits me a lot. Back when I was little, I used to cry a lot. I was a miserable child. My mom slapped me, hit me on my back, called me names. I never knew the meanings of the...
    Tearsinmycheek Tearsinmycheek 16-17, F 6 Responses Nov 28

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    I'm from Louisiana. I thought I was doing the responsible thing in waiting til I was older to have children. Now... I'm almost 31 and feel like I may have waited too long. I don't...
    hairstylistkrg hairstylistkrg 26-30, F 3 Responses Dec 9

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    i think i might have my children for 9 days after Christmas. at least i'm supposed to, if my ex doesn't change things up. it is hard, wanting to be with them and not able to be...
    turnpike1971 turnpike1971 41-45, M 2 Responses a week ago

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    After experiencing extreme painful monthly periods for more than 10 years I have finally had a lasting solution done to relieve me of all that pain. Yes I finally agreed to a total...
    namgal namgal 46-50, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    Wonder if anyone can help. Ive been in a relationship with a Romanian man for just over 7 months now. I myself am british and although at first there were language barriers its...
    beckalem beckalem 36-40, F 5 Responses Nov 21

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    I grew up in a house with my dad, mom, brother and sister. But I did not have a family like other people. It seems like we were more like just 5 people living together. I am not...
    iamryland iamryland 16-17, F Nov 25

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    It's been almost 2 years since my mom's extensive drug-use and drinking finally got the best of her. We had been estranged for a long time, largely due to her alcoholism and the...
    HeartlessSinner HeartlessSinner 22-25, F 1 Response Nov 28

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    I always wanted a little sister, for reasons I'm not to sure about but I guess I wanted someone to bond with and protect I think. I've accepted that I'll never have a sibling for...
    Batman328 Batman328 18-21, M Dec 1

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    I feel like if you aren't ready to have a child then you should know. Or atleast talk with your boyfriend/girlfriend and really find out if you could handle it
    Imaliar2 Imaliar2 16-17, F 3 Responses Dec 5

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    So today I was just surfing through profiles and came across one with the name Funnylookingcorpse, I said hello and introduced myself and some things about who i am. This persons...
    johnnystar4u johnnystar4u 41-45, M 4 Responses Dec 8

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    i remember when my parents started having problems. even before the both of them ignored me to no end. dad was always on the computer and my mom was always watching tv. the divorce...
    komaeda komaeda 16-17 1 Response a week ago

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    I was adopted by a couple in the US. They're both dead now. They had no other children, adopted or biological. Their brothers and sisters and my adoptive cousins and I are not in...
    1solo1 1solo1 36-40, F 2 Responses 3 days ago