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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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    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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    In August last year my 2 children met a young

    man (17) at an under 18 nightclub/disco. He is from Sierra Leone and came here when he was 9. His upbringing was shocking and nothing I could ever imagine going through or witness. He speaks about it like its natural and normal. Hes also albino which added to the struggles over...
    Elcamino73 Elcamino73 31-35, F 5 Responses Feb 2

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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 21 Responses Oct 14, 2008

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    My Mum was the spanker in the family. My Dad left us when I was young so Mum did the bring up. Her boyfriends never spanked but they were often there and that always felt more...
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    DreamRiver DreamRiver 70+, F 4 Responses Feb 4

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    tdwolfe87 tdwolfe87 26-30, F Feb 3

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    I'm not yet a parent, but I think a good spanking now and then has its place. I don't dismiss out of hand the studies that discourage spanking, though, nor do I assume that these...
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    ONESTARRYSTARRYNIGHT ONESTARRYSTARRYNIGHT 26-30, F Jan 28

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