I Want to Do Foster Care

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 36 People

    Spanish Inquisition???

    Well I've been 10 months so far into England's fostering application. Its been really invasive and draining emotionally. We've done 2 evenings and 2 days at training courses and a really in depth medical followed by comments by a really snooty doctor that had absolutely nothing...
    RobertaSunset RobertaSunset
    36-40, F
    1 Response May 23, 2008

    I want to foster children

    even though I have 2 of my own. But I don't have enough room right now. People have told me because I am epileptic that I can't do foster care. I don't believe that but does anyone knw if it's true or not
    dewife2005 dewife2005
    31-35, F
    Mar 20, 2014

    I Want to and I Do

    My husband and I have been foster parents for a little over 4 years. We currently have our 15 placement. ( an adorable 2 month old boy). We have gone on the adopt 1 of these children; a beautiful 3 year old little girl. It is difficult work. It is rewarding work. It is necessary...
    ColorMeReal ColorMeReal
    41-45, F
    12 Responses Nov 12, 2007

    Our Journey So Far.

    Hubby and I are currently in the process of being approved for foster care. We're super excited, and we might get placed with a child by Christmas 2014! I'm a little worried about whether or not we will have problems with the birth parents interfering with our lifestyle and the...
    Keekee89 Keekee89
    22-25, F
    1 Response Nov 19, 2012

    The One Thing I Have...

    Is love to give.  Lots, and lots of it.  I have had several children, who have been dropped of, kicked out, or just ended on my door to call me Mom.  I found out it was such an honor.  We are under construction, or rather re-construction.  Because of...
    forceofnature forceofnature
    56-60, F
    9 Responses Oct 10, 2008
    jasonsargent1995 jasonsargent1995
    22-25, M
    Sep 3, 2015

    When I'm older and outta college

    and stuff I plan on having foster kids. I don't really want kids of my own so I think this is a good thing. My granny used to have foster kids. She always said all they need is some love. Luckily I have enough love to share with someone. They will come to me and I'll take them...
    Honorthycurves Honorthycurves
    22-25, F
    1 Response Mar 8, 2014

    At Last!!

    We finally went in front of the fostering panel on July 2nd 2008 at 1.50 pm. It was the most nerve racking thing I've ever had to face. There were about 10 suited professionals, all from different back grounds, Social workers, Child protection workers and a Medical advisor. It...
    RobertaSunset RobertaSunset
    36-40, F
    2 Responses Jul 11, 2008

    Two Miscarriages

    After two miscarriages, I am wondering if it would be better if we tried to take in a foster child. I don't know if I want to go through that type of heartache again. To be honest if it doesn't happen naturally again I am going to talk to my partner about foster care. There are...
    deleted deleted
    3 Responses Apr 21, 2008

    The Stories I Hear

    I always seem to hear about how bad foster care is for kids which makes me want to try and prove people wrong. I don't really want my own kids but I want to help out someone in need. I want to give them love, and affection, and as much as I can. I'm a giving person and I can't...
    DemonVampire180 DemonVampire180
    18-21, F
    Feb 4, 2012

    Damaged By Cathy Glass, A Book Review

    I've just finished reading this book and for two days I was unable to put it down. I thought I would post about it here as I think it should be essential reading for anyone who is interested in fostering. Damaged is the heart breaking story of an abused little girl who had been...
    RobertaSunset RobertaSunset
    36-40, F
    3 Responses Nov 13, 2009
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