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Old 11-29-2018, 05:16 PM
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There can be other reasons.

For example: if one of their parents got sick right before getting the foster kid, they may have extra burdens on them that they didn't anticipate when they signed up for the program.


Or some drastic change at work affecting income.
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Old 11-29-2018, 09:18 PM
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Here are my 3 most direct experiences with foster care:

When I was in like 8th grade we fostered a kid for a couple of days. I was an aloof young man at the time. I think he landed with us because my dad worked for the Mental Health Dept. Anyways he took off in such a way as the cops had to be called. Then he went on to more permanent arrangements. That's like all i know.

I had a student who was taken from his mom because drugs. When he was 7 he was the primary caregiver for his little brother. He had weird issues like crazy spontaneous behavior and smearing poo on the walls. The foster mother loved him and took it all in stride. I saw her a couple months ago and asked about him. She says he would come by for cookies every time he was in town. He got adopted as a teen and did fine until he started doing drugs then did them in the house. He's like 21 now.

My wife had a foster brother in 2nd and 3rd grades. He was her age. She had 5 older siblings and I think 4 younger. He was difficult in that he had severe learning disabilities (probably FAS). The family loves him. They wanted to adopt him but they weren't allowed. They still talk about him from time to time. They fostered many more before him but he was the last and by far their favorite.

I don't know if these stories will help you but there they are.
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There can be other reasons.

For example: if one of their parents got sick right before getting the foster kid, they may have extra burdens on them that they didn't anticipate when they signed up for the program.
That's, very, specific....
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Old 11-29-2018, 11:56 PM
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I wondered how things were going. Good luck to you and your family.
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Old 11-30-2018, 02:07 PM
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That's, very, specific....
My parents have been fine, but colleagues and friends are getting to the age where these types of events are happening. Essentially, getting old can suck....
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