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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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    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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    I have 3 children with autism. 9, 9 and 10. One of my daughters is more higher functioning and she just got reevalutated for receiving special needs at school. (They all did...
    darktippedrose darktippedrose 31-35, F 6 Responses Mar 18

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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 Feb 28

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    Although life started rough I am thankful for who I am, the experiences I've learned from and where my choices have gotten me now! I feel as if I have broken the cycle. My children...
    recycledknowledge recycledknowledge 41-45, F Mar 7

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    My child was diagnosed with Selective Mutism. I also grew up with this phenomenon. This disability wasn't thought of when I was growing up,(it was discovered in the 90's) so the...
    heathercay18 heathercay18 36-40, F Mar 6

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    I have a 16 year old son with autism. He is nonverbal. I would like to connect with other parent of nonverbal children . He is transitioning into adulthood. I like to find mentor...
    gmc463 gmc463 51-55, F 1 Response Mar 18

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    Well I'm officially a mom of 7 :). Signed papers and went to court this morning. Her biological parents were a real piece of work. She's 9 years old and the reason she was taken...
    Retro5NAF Retro5NAF 26-30, F 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    my parents always say stuff to me that they sometimes regret having me they ALWAYS shout at me all the people at school think I have a great life AMAZING parents But no its so not...
    sonalichaggar2003 sonalichaggar2003 13-15, F Mar 7

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    So I grew up in with two older brothers, two older sisters, and a younger sister. My older brothers and I weren't very close (heck, none of them were that close to me). And so, I...
    kennyboi317 kennyboi317 18-21 Mar 19

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    I have three adopted boys, my middle son has recently been diagnosed with SPD. I have found it to be a weight removed! now I understand the reason behind some of his behaviours...
    RobertaSunset RobertaSunset 36-40, F 3 Responses 22 hrs 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 Mar 1

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    I remember I was in band, I was a proud trombone player. During one of our concerts I was getting into the music and was moving my slide to six position and my slide flew off my...
    jbm1984 jbm1984 31-35, F 1 Response Mar 5

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    Who is this bright eyed, smiling, handsome young man? He's not the same person that was so frighteningly ill two years ago. I am so proud of him and his determination to live a...
    Deedle623 Deedle623 51-55, F 3 Responses a week ago

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    Our neighbors had a job for me so I went to their house. They had an adopted young daughter with autism. They fostered children and animals all the time, and currently were...
    PinkMellow PinkMellow 18-21, F Mar 5

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    I don't want to have kids. Ever. Plain and simple. I am a 23 year old female, I'm a dreamer and an adventurer. I have an honour degree and will be attending law school in the...
    cckawi12 cckawi12 22-25, F 2 Responses 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 Feb 28

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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 2 Responses Feb 27

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    God has blessed me with many children and I will take them as they come. I have 11 children and more on the way thanks to God and my husband. It was my husbands choice not to use...
    Jillian525 Jillian525 31-35, F 2 Responses Mar 8

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    I love children very much and wanted a large family like my mom and sisters did. Well it did not happen but I am excited to have 5 children of my own and find them to be such a...
    olderfemalewithredhair olderfemalewithredhair 41-45, F 2 Responses a week ago

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    I didn't have any childhood dreams growing up. I've just made a search online to see if anyone else has ever felt this way, but all I could find was one forum on which people talk...
    squirrand squirrand 36-40, F Mar 4

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    My daughter is the best thing that ever happened to me. She is biracial. She's got curly hair and beautiful blue eyes. We used to get stares all the time. But not so much anymore...
    CreoleItalianwoman CreoleItalianwoman 31-35, F Mar 4

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    I have babysat children and changed babies. No parental instincts or whatever its called were boosted whatsoever.
    Peridot22 Peridot22 22-25, F 2 Responses Mar 16

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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 Mar 17

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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 4 days ago

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    I found out I cant have kids and I am dying on the inside. I watch all my friends and other people around me tale advantage of the fact they have beautiful children and I can't...
    mossyoaklady957 mossyoaklady957 18-21, F 9 Responses 3 days ago

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    I have two sisters and they are in their 30's. They are married to really nice men who have an amazing job, and treat my sisters like a Queen. my sisters also have beautiful...
    Endureandconquer Endureandconquer 18-21, F 2 days 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 4 Responses Mar 1

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    Hello. I'm Stephen. I've known Jennifer since she was 11 years old. I"m a bit like a father figure to her. Jason is her father in this world. But me, Billy and a couple of...
    IAMNUTSFORFREDDY IAMNUTSFORFREDDY 18-21, F Mar 7

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    So i have been in a relationship with my husband for 11 years and recently married. He has been to prison. Stolen. Lied. Cheated...the whole shabang! Hes been using since he was 12...
    bmfc5525 bmfc5525 36-40 4 Responses Mar 14

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    I have a Pug and she is basically my daughter. Yes, I'm one of those people, lol. I have no children so my little P.U.G. is my world. She is the best pet I have ever owned and...
    MsWrong MsWrong 36-40, F Mar 15

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    Hello, I'm posting because I need some advice. My spouse has never met his father. He said that he left him when he was a baby and he only knows his name. He's never seen a...
    luaberry luaberry 22-25, F Mar 16

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    Needing advice....I've been doing hairdressing 16 yrs and I work from home, I moved away from family to be closer to my partners job, and we have 4 children 3 of them at school age...
    AlexaJayne AlexaJayne 31-35, F 6 Responses Mar 17

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    I want to carry them myself. I've always had something with pregnancy, so it's almost a dream of mine to have a child of my own. It will have my genes, I used to be scared about...
    absenceofsound absenceofsound 13-15, F 3 Responses Mar 18

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    My OB/GYN's medical assistant asked me what kind of birth control I use. I said, "none." She replied, "oh you mean condoms right?" *heavy sigh* yeah that's what I meant by "none...
    MommysGotTats420 MommysGotTats420 22-25, F 11 Responses a week ago

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    i was diagnosed with hep B when i was in college. almost 10yrs by now.. during that time I was so scared and i felt it is the end of the world for me. i even wrote all my...
    twistedgirl86 twistedgirl86 26-30, F 6 days ago

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    I am scared of pregnancy. The idea of giving birth terrifies me. I have 1 child and my heart wants another but my mind races with anxiety.
    SentimentalMood SentimentalMood 36-40, F 2 Responses 6 days ago

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    I only have one child and bothme and my husband spoiled her. From the time she wall little to when we saved everthing we could to send her to collage gave her a car for school and...
    chewy8287 chewy8287 46-50, F 1 Response 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 Response Mar 1

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