Originally Posted by BethNC
I'm assuming that the pp is talking about the rules for biological children in foster homes, not every family in Texas.
The post was a little confusing, i couldnt tell if she meant that every apt complex in TX will make you move to a bigger place if you dont have enough room (foster home or not) or just foster homes...
That being said...i was so irritated when i told my apt manager that i just got approved to foster (she knew i was trying to adopt) and she said all condescending "Remember, you can only have two people per room!" (i have a two bedroom apt)....i was kinda offended, because according to state of MI foster regs, i actually have enough space for *THREE* kids in my son's room (the "master" bedroom), and two (including me) in my room. But according to my lease/apt regs, there is a max of two people per room. I'm not sure what they would do if a couple lived there, had two kids in the second bedroom, and then got pg...would they make them move?!
I totally understand they want to avoid the situation of renting a one bedroom to someone and having six people living there to save on rent. But you'd think there would be some flexibility esp for children (i mean, what if you have five or six kids...where exactly are you supposed to live?? Its VERY hard to find a three bd apt around here, and houses are really expensive to rent) I think as long as you are keeping the place up and not disturbing your neighbors, they should stay out of your business when it comes to family size.
If the PP meant that her apt complex made her move to a three bedroom for gender differences between her kids (and not just the licensing specialist for foster care) then i think that goes way above and beyond, bordering on invasion of privacy. It really is NO business of a complex to tell you your two young kids of opposite genders cannot share a bedroom, or that your baby can't share your room.