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  1. Adoptive and Foster Parenting
    My spouse and I adopted our children several years ago. We've not reached out to other Fost/Adopt families, but I am now in need of connecting with other mothers. I am of "Advanced Maternal Age" as they say. We are not raising our kids religiously and are lacking a support system. I thought...
  2. Adoptive and Foster Parenting
    Hello, My name is Sarah Jones, and I'm a university student working on a research project that examines the effects of substance abuse on the foster care system. A large component of my research is made up of interviewing foster parents about their experiences. I'm interested in talking to...
  3. Adoptive and Foster Parenting
    Hi everyone! I'm in need of a bit of HELP from supportive fellow foster parents. My brother-in-law fostered a child several years ago and it inspired my husband and I do to the same. The experience was amazing, though very challenging. Although we can no longer foster due to health reasons, I'm...
  4. Adoptive and Foster Parenting
    My wife has threatened to leave me if we don’t become foster parents and take on a foster child. I reluctantly agreed because I don’t want her to leave me. What is the bare minimum we need to be do licensed? The state agency is badgering me to become a fully licensed foster parent, but I know...
  5. Adoptive and Foster Parenting
    We're just about done with out licensing requirements and should be ready to go by the end of the month! :grin: We're being licensed for 0-15, so I'm not sure how to have the child's room set up. Right now we have a queen bed. Since we don't know what age our first placement will be, I'm...
  6. Adoptive and Foster Parenting
    Can anyone suggest good reading material for parenting a child with this background? How do you talk to them about why they are living with you? What about why they can't go home? How do you deal with the teen years without having the relationship of the toddler years? This little guy is...
  7. Adoptive and Foster Parenting
    my parents have been divorced since i was 4. my mother has had a bad life, caused by herself. she was a terrible motehr and my father got custody of me when i was 10 years old. she has continued diong the same thigns she has alwasy done. her life is ruled by sex, drugs, adn abuse. when i...
  8. Adoptive and Foster Parenting
    My husband and I have kind of considered becoming foster parents for a few years, but since a lot of things were still kind of "up in the air" we decided to wait until our lives were more stable. We're becoming more serious about it now and have been discussing it quite a bit. I just wanted to...
  9. Nutrition and Good Eating
    Hi all! Hubs and I are waiting for some foster children to be placed, could happen any day kind of thing. Anyhow I'm trying to clear my life of as much extra things as possible for a season to help them heal and all of us transition and would LOVE some of your fastest, last minutest, easiest...
  10. Adoptive and Foster Parenting
    We are in the process of preparing to do "crisis care" (short term fostering) for babies and toddlers, newborn to 24 months or so. If all goes well, we should receive the first little one early this fall. The stay will be anything from just a couple of days up to about half a year. At some point...
  11. Adoptive and Foster Parenting
    I am strongly considering foster parenting ever since I had a Pre-Pregnancy Consultation that said that I would be considered high-risk to have a child of my own, due to medical problems. Even though I want my own biological child, several of my relatives and people at church are wanting me to...
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