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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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    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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    Things were difficult but tbh where i'm at now I wish I could move back with my foster mom. At least I was treated like i existed. The separation in my house is to much.
    Letitbe97 Letitbe97 16-17, F 23 hrs ago

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    Our 21 year old son is Bipolar 1. He had his first full manic episode with a psychotic break his first semester in college. We learned in a DBSA meeting that it can take two...
    Deedle623 Deedle623 51-55, F 2 Responses Feb 6

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    I am very short even today. only 4"7 and a lttle frail in stature. my sister always said that i looked justlike the baby chrissydoll she has of mom's from when mom was a little...
    litlchrissydoll litlchrissydoll 18-21, M 1 Response a week ago

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    Today i met the kids my uncle adopted and well all I can say is that I'm proud of my uncle and aunt they did a great decision and the boys are sweethearts I just love them so much...
    IsMyStory IsMyStory 16-17, F 9 hrs ago

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    yesterday while getting ready for work my three year old was two houses away and my almost two year old was in our next door neighbor's yard
    curioustiff curioustiff 26-30, F Feb 1

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    My 13yr old daughter is an aspie .It runs on my husband's side of our family. He himself is an aspie so is his 17yr old son. Our 11yr old son has autism. It primarily has affected...
    Allie9273 Allie9273 41-45, F Feb 6

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    When my son was three he was diagnosed as autistic. Then only 1 in 150 were autistic. According to the CDC 1 in 88 are now diagnosed with autism. Not to out done, he develops...
    Kathain Kathain 51-55, F a week ago

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    Hey, I was in an abusive relationship for 5 years and ill tell you my story. I have two children with this man they are still very young. He physically abused me basically everyday...
    maddzt maddzt 22-25, F 3 Responses 8 hrs ago

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    It seems that here recently I see on the news all these cases of measles being reported. This really hits too close to home for me. I remember as a kid going through the lines at...
    missourimule63 missourimule63 51-55 1 Response Feb 1

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    Last week I finished 8 weeks of intensive group trauma therapy to deal with the after effects of sexual abuse when I was a child. It was an amazing program! I wanted to quit...
    Etheros Etheros 46-50, F 4 Responses Feb 4

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    This is the best title they had. I don't hate children, I just don't like bad kids. I have a child who has a defiance disorder. It has been so hard. Last night I saw another side...
    ptsdlady ptsdlady 26-30, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    I always have my children help me put the groceries away while I'm repackaging and separating meat, fish and poultry. They know the system and they know I'm particular about order...
    AthenaJones AthenaJones 36-40, F 2 Responses 18 hrs ago

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    I've been married almost fourteen years. We have three children all on the autism spectrum. While I can't say that my wife is unwilling, we don't have the level of intimacy that I...
    rm4678 rm4678 36-40, M Feb 1

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    My story is a long one. I was diagnosed with Achalasia in 1990 at 6 years old. Long before all of the keyhole entry surgeries were created. It took 8 months and dozens of trips to...
    livingtestimony83 livingtestimony83 31-35, F 1 day ago

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    I keep waking up in the night. I keep claiming it's due to insomnia but I don't think it's as simple as that I'm sure some therapist would call it post traumatic stress.   I...
    lilygeorge12 lilygeorge12 22-25, F 1 Response Feb 1

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    I still have the children's books that I read as a child. I continue to find them entertaining. The simplicity of the content and wiritng is beautiful. My favorites are Dr. Seuss...
    rumblingheart rumblingheart 18-21, F 2 Responses Feb 7

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    My mom and father have 11 children and I cannot wait to have children. Many people disagree with the quiver full movement. While my mother chooses to have children because she...
    Jillian252 Jillian252 13-15, F 1 Response Feb 16

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    I have a child with a man that constantly tells me all I am good for is sex . He doesn't have anything to do with his child because she doesn't "look like " him he resents me and...
    decievedbylove decievedbylove 22-25, F 6 Responses Feb 18

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    I sometimes think we are in a world gone mad. It is hard to imagine that after a hostage is caged and burned alive that all we can muster as a response is more political rhetoric...
    lasergraph lasergraph 61-65, M 5 Responses Feb 4

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    Hi, I can't describe what it is like to find others who understand the pain we all deal with everyday. I am 43, I was given the diagnosis about 15 years ago. Currently, I spend at...
    11061106s 11061106s 41-45 Feb 5

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    because just recently learned that I have had unresolved issues with my Dad. I felt all my life my Dad has never really been there for me. I think there were only a few times when...
    Sara600 Sara600 56-60, F Feb 11

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    I looking for a female who wants to become pregnant. I don't have any children and would like to have one. I am not a breeder, just looking for one female to have a child.
    Brightstar1970 Brightstar1970 41-45, M 1 Response a week ago

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    I have no relationship with my father...he left when I Was six...he told me he was just going to do a job...then he left and only came back every other day. Those visits became...
    ChrisLN99 ChrisLN99 13-15, M Feb 2

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    Does anyone on here have R.A.D. Or have a child or family member that was diagnosed with it?
    KittyKurious KittyKurious 26-30, F 1 Response Feb 12

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    I had my heart broken a month ago, it's got to the point now where I don't know where to turn, he left me for someone else , I just keep questioning myself "is she better " is he...
    KJG101 KJG101 22-25, F 1 Response Feb 15

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    so I was diagnosed with ptsd when I was younger after being kidnapped assaulted and raped, and very close to murdered. I had a very hard time recovering from that I was 15 and...
    sissieblue sissieblue 31-35, F 3 Responses Feb 19

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    My partner has just gone to prison he done something stupid armed robbery and now gona b looking at 4 years plus we have to children under three know one understands it's just so...
    Zoe2508 Zoe2508 26-30, F 2 days ago

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    Here is my story: I adopted my son at 18 mths he is now 10.5. He came from a Family of mental illness and drug addicts along with thieves and drug dealers. Of course I found out...
    christydugger christydugger 46-50, F 1 hr ago

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    Myths about the top 10 most common mental illnesses: 10. Antisocial Personality Disorder: Myth: Somebody who avoids social interaction is “antisocial”. Truth: Many people...
    BananaSmoothiee BananaSmoothiee 18-21, F 3 Responses 2 hrs ago

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    I have a foster cat..that I don't want to give up :( I've been fostering for a couple years now, with no hesitation of finding my cats forever homes, but this new one is just too...
    Bethstar Bethstar 26-30, F Feb 3

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    My grand daughter was taken last yr from my daughter. My daughter had left the father but since he hadn't seen her in 3 weeks she met with him and his mother to let them have he...
    scahoon2010 scahoon2010 46-50, F Feb 12

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    When I was a baby until I was 3 I was in fostercare with my brother. My parents were both heroin addicts and child services came over and my mum was shooting up and my dad was in...
    LandonS LandonS 16-17, M Feb 1

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    For over six years me and my younger sister(by about 21 months) were under the care of local Lutheran Social Services. We lived in a children's home from the time I was 7-8 until I...
    EspanolBlite EspanolBlite 22-25, M 2 Responses a week ago

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    i was humiliated and bullied alot in my childhood. I didn't have friends which sucked... No one ever stod up for me.
    TheWiseRedOwl TheWiseRedOwl 13-15, F 2 hrs ago

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    I am currently a foster parent and I love what I do . I love working with children and I am a teacher for Head Start as well. I have a 10 year old who has very bad hygiene and...
    tyshonda tyshonda 22-25, F Feb 17

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    Hello everyone. My name is jack. My story starts six years ago when I met my fiancée. She has full legal and phayical custody through the divorce of her daughters. The father is a...
    Aconcernedparent Aconcernedparent 36-40, M Feb 18

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    I am writing this simply because I have no other sounding boards left. I have sought help at every term and like others on here,,, to no avail. I have lost my friends my family and...
    luigiartist luigiartist 51-55, M 5 Responses 6 days ago

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    Too many children do not know consequences, and therefore do not respect and obey their parents, I am raising my girls to be respectful young ladies, and they are expected to show...
    kalliethomasnfam kalliethomasnfam 36-40, F 1 hr ago

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    I want to be a foster mom because I know what it feels like to be in the system. My foster mom never cared about me or loved me. She just took me in because she needed extra money...
    classAteam classAteam 16-17, F 1 Response Feb 3

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    I'm in foster care and my foster parents are horrible but what do u expect. I just want my real parents back.
    disparateyouth disparateyouth 13-15, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    I have been with my husband for almost 11 years and we have two beautiful children. He has been cheating on me for the past six months. It's pretty crazy what goes on in your head...
    sunnygirl29 sunnygirl29 26-30, F 1 Response 10 hrs ago

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    Went to the psychiatrist for the very first time today. Talked about a lot of things. Mainly my unstable past that brought me to this point. I just want people to understand me...
    calishewolf calishewolf 22-25, F 2 Responses Feb 19