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|Originally posted by Margo
She was confident, she was kind, she was fun, she was Centered. We went to get a Jamba Juice between our matinee and evening show and I asked her how many siblings she had. Imagine my shock when she scrunched up her face quizzicly, thinking, and then announced "I'm not positive -- probably around 80." She then proceeded to explain that all her life her parents had foster children. "There are always kids in our house, and about every year we host a big reunion for them so they can all meet each other and we get to find out what they're up to. We keep in touch with most of them. Right now we have a little 6 year old African American girl. She's so sweet and we just adore her - - but we're having a heck of a time figuring out what to do with her hair!" and then she laughed gaily. And I thought, wow -- what a great experience for this teenager to see so much caring in her own family and what a legacy that family has give both their own child and all those kids.
breastfeeding, babywearing, homeschooling Heathen parent to my little Wanderer, 7 1/2 , and baby Elf-stone, 3/11!
|What will that do to the child?! What about trying to work things out? Why weren't conflict resolution tools listed? Why just give the kid up?|
|Originally posted by Greaseball
I think some foster parents are selfish. I was reading this magazine article and there was a Q&A about foster parenting, and one woman wrote in about "What if the child doesn't work out for us?" And the answer was "The child can be placed in another foster home."
What will that do to the child?! What about trying to work things out? Why weren't conflict resolution tools listed? Why just give the kid up?
Another woman was reassured that she wouldn't have to take siblings. Oh that's great, this kid's family gets broken up and the siblings are all he has! I think taking siblings should be required.
Taking foster children should be something done for the children - not for the parents.