Join Date: Sep 2004
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This is all in the talking stage, but I am looking into becoming a foster parent, especially for pregnant teens. I like teen girls in general, and think I could be a good mentor/role model for a young, single mama. There is a shortage in my area for foster homes for teens that would welcome the baby as well. And I love babies!
My mom lives with us and would be supportive, though only peripherally involved (she is 87, and getting less active). Her concern is the impact this would have on my kids, especially my 10 year-old baby-obsessed DD. I also have a 9YO boy, but it would have less impact with him. Mom fears that DD would get the message that teen parenthood is a viable option, even desirable. DD loves babies, and I think it would be great for her to learn childcare skills, and be a reality check about 24/7 life with a babe. So I see the lessons as valuable, as well as providing a supportive environment for a young family.
Rhu - mother,grandmother,daughter,sister,friend-foster,adoptive,and biological;not necessarily in that order. Some of it's magic, some of it's tragic, but I had a good life all the way (Jimmy Buffet)