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I Have a Foster Child

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 14 People

    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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    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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    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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    Jonwcf Jonwcf 26-30, M 2 days ago

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    As do a lot of these stories, mine starts with my father. He was an abusive drunk. He liked me more than my older sister but he didn't ever physically hurt her like he did to me...
    messj messj 18-21, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    I was abused in a foster home. Males who have been raped and sexually abused, you're not alone. I'm not comfortable sharing my story so publicly but I'm here for anyone who needs...
    lubesh lubesh 16-17, M 2 Responses a week ago

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    Growing up being a product of a drug addict is hard. It's not that I chose to be alive so why put a child on the earth if you can't raise it, nor do you want to. Well let's start...
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    Instead of trying to get me or my siblings back after being put in foster care my mother enjoyed her new-found independence sans children. She met and married my now deceased...
    Aries323 Aries323 18-21, M Jul 26

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    I know that my experience in foster care has shaped me greatly. I would like to count the blessings and wonderful experiences I've had from meeting a nice family. on the same token...
    Wellnezamy Wellnezamy 31-35, F Jul 26

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    This was in 2013 so i was 13. So this one time i was at my friend isaiahs house getting blazed. It was my first few times i got high. We smoked about a gram (we were lightweights...
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    Cheeched2015 Cheeched2015 16-17, M Jul 23

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    Not sire how to start this. life changing experience i had.. needless to say when i was six years old i wa sin foster care for reasons that matter not what does matter is the...
    zeroyth zeroyth 22-25, M 1 Response Jul 22

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    I know I'm still young, but I constantly think of baby names. I'd love the middle name of my first boy and my first girl to be the same, Jo (well, Joe for the boy, of course). It's...
    wishingforrecovery wishingforrecovery 16-17, F 1 Response Jul 22

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    still am. im actually in a kids home right now and have been for the last two years, but my social worker is looking for a new foster home for me. ive been in foster care before...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Jul 21

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    I've never wanted anything more than to have a child. It's constantly on my mind. I see people walking with their kids through the stores and down the streets, and I just wish that...
    wishingforrecovery wishingforrecovery 16-17, F 2 Responses Jul 21

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    hey what can I say about this love I have for the children of. mankind especially the ones that have not been here but short time having not yet been corrupted by society that just...
    afterthedead afterthedead 56-60, M 1 Response Jul 20

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    This one is easy for me because I'm a Foster. Lol!
    jjohnnyboy jjohnnyboy 41-45, M Jul 18

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    I was fostered from before the age of 7 up until I was 17. Does anyone know if there is a group on Facebook (as that is where I am most) for adults that used to be in fostercare...
    sweetchilliphilly sweetchilliphilly 31-35, F 2 Responses Jul 17

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    Saying that always makes me laugh as it sounds like they are toddlers in adult bodies Come to think of it ... hahaha