Foster Care Support Group

Foster care is a system by which a certified, stand-in parent(s) cares for minor children or young peoples who have been removed from their birth parents or other custodial adults by state authority. Responsibility for the young person is assumed by the relevant governmental authority and a placement with another family found.

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  • momwithlove

    At my wits end

    back on March I found out my cousin had his 3 children removed from his home do to an injury his girl friends child had sustained, the kids were taken in December but I didn't find out till march, my husband and I had already been considering fostering g children and had already taken the classes so we felt this was the lords way of preparing us to take in these children, we fought with social...
  • MrK

    Question re fostering

    When a child in foster care hides due to a situation that might have arisen, such as voices being raised, this could be for a number of reasons. What the question here is, what is the best response of a foster parent in this situation? More questions like why does the child hide? It's easy to say the child may have experienced some trauma, and the response of the child may be reliving some...
  • A couple of years ago my husband and I decided we want to do foster care.  At the time, we lived in a small single wide trailer and there was not enough room.  So we prayed about it and asked God to show us a way to manage to this endeavor that he had placed on our hearts. Well as usual when your ideas do not contradict God he always provides a way.  We found a 4286 sq ft home with two...
  • mdooley1

    need a little advice

    I am fostering my cousin and she is 1yr old her mother and father have to follow a step plan to get her back however the mother is not doing well probibly won't get her back. The father never met her before and is not doing much to get her back. However everyone involved speaks highly of him and are kind of pushing towards him to get custody. My question is how do I prove I am the one she should...
  • Molly_Co

    How does anyone handle this?

    I am fostering a little boy who has been in care for ten months. Mom abandoned him for eight of them but now she has started coming to every visit. Basically has now been meeting her case plan for about eight weeks (missed a visit) and her caseworker is saying he will probably be returned home. I get that the point is reunification but how is that fair to FC? Eight months of nothing and then...
  • DadBrad

    End of our rope

    My wife and I have been fostering a now 19 month old little girl since September of last year. Drug exposed and left laying on a bed for long periods of time were her trauma.We've been really supportive and patient over the last year but we're about ready to be done and give her back to the department.The primary issue we've been having is how manipulative she is and complely inconsolable....
  • MeganW

    New Foster Parent

    Hello, I am a new foster parent, just got certified. My agency wants to place 3 toddlers with me. I have no children of my own. My mother, father and Uncle all live in the home with me and are retired. I just need some advise about this. I told my agency that I realy didnt want to foster babies/toddlers. However, the 3 are pre-adoptive. I want to say yes with all my heart, but I do work full time...
  • Newguardianof2

    Urgent advice

    My husband and I recently got guardianship of my 2 nieces (3 and 18months). We've had them for four months now and it has been a trying time. The 3 year old has had a hard time adjusting to a new home and routine while the baby has been doing well. She was put in therapy to deal with her trauma and change but her therapist never had time for her so I stopped taking her. She's very manipulative...
  • 2013Falco

    Feeling sad

    I talked to a case worker and she told me and my husband that we cant adopt or foster because we don't own a house. Feeling sad. 
  • joleneLS

    Vent...I'm a Bundle of Bad Emotions

    FS came to us with the intention of reunification with his dad. Things went mega south while he was with us and his dad was sent to jail for about eight months. In the start the phone calls were several times a week until I had to tell him to scale it back as FS was having crazy episodes. So it was twice a week for about two months. Then nothing for two months. Then one here or there for a...
  • I'll make this as short as possible.  My husband and I of 36 years got CPS custody of his niece 16 and nephew 13 a year ago. They had been living with their maternal grandparents for about 18 months.  Both mom and dad were in jail on drug and child endangerment charges. The grandparents said they could not handle the kids any more and called CPS to come and get them.  That's when they...
  • 2013Falco

    New journey

    Hi, everyone my husband and I have decided to foster-adopt or adopt a child in the foster system. We are new in all of these. What suggestions or advice everyone have for our new journey. What questions should I ask our agent. Thanks.
  • simplymebp


    is there a group like this but for the children who have been in foster care, who have been adopted, and all the issues that come along with that journey??
  • dbrunson


    Hi, I have a now 7 year old that I am considering to adopt I've had her for a little over a year. before I was asked to take her in my agency warned me about her cps worker and advised me not to let her "Hood Wink" me into rushing the adoption they say she(cps worker) is known for doing this and her placements fail. Now I love this little girl very much yes we've had a lot of struggles such as...
  • Houseof5

    Need guidence

    Hi my name is Holley, I'm in Alabama. This is a very long story I'm going to give you the condensed version.  I am a swim coach in Alabama and have had a foster family that has swam for me for 10+ years.I have had the privilege of having countless kids swim for me thru this family. They had 5 children of there own and lots of foster in and out. They adopted 2 sibling sets of 3 girls. Last year...