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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  • M1m124

    Kinship care process

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    I am in the process of becoming a kinship caregiver in texas to my 2 grandchildren. The kids and I are very bonded and for the last 26 days they have been three hours away with a foster care lady. I just finished the homebody this weekend. It was ordered as expired ambos is die today. None of my references have received calls. I have searched and searched for information on a timeline for these...
  • Houseof5

    Need guidence

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    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...
  • hello I'm in SC. I recently got 2 children placed with me via DSS a 3 month old and almost 4 year old. I knew their parents. I'm very confused stressed and need someone to talk to who has gone through what I am now please.
  • Kidsrock

    Kinship

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    Thanks for adding me.I am currently fostering my niece's 2 yr old little girl. She has been with me almost 8 months. Her mom and i have a good relationship, but i heard that when she gets her back she is going to keep her from me. The only reason im doing it is because i know or at least i thought i would get to see her when her mom straightens up. Her mom never calls to talk to her either. ...
  • We have 22 month girl since she was 2 months. We are certified for adoption. Mom was not doing good. The process was almost over. When the dad sjow up, saying that he did not know that the baby excist. It was proved that he knew. And that he rejected her when he knew.Well, our confusionis tgat court removed reunification. Now, mother side ant wants her. And father side grand parents wants her....
  • I am just curious on the benefits & funding for my soon to be foster daughter. She is over 18 and would like to continue Togo to school. Do they offer her benefits for schooling? Or is that something we pay for? Also, we fall under the ab12 foster care criteria. Do they offer benefits for us? To pay for her food, clothing, gas, and any $ she may need? How does this work? I'm new to all this. We...
  • Pamjc

    Fostercare

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    Hi my name is Pamela Jane Campbell, I live in New Zealand. I am 32 years old, I have a son who is 4 on the 17th December 2016. He has been in Fostercare since 2013. Child, Youth and Family New Zealand removed him from my care and his Dad's.
  • 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...
  • LGof3Momof1

    Ungrateful Bio-Dad

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    I am raising my neice and 2 nephews. we have legal guardianship of all three of them. They have been with us for over 5 years. Mom is on the run with sex offender boyfriend it has been over 2 years since they have seen or talked to her. Dad is trying get "clean" is in a court ordered daily drug test and counseling. He has been coming around for the last 8-9 months, but he frequently changes...
  • I've even gone so far as contacting the local County Fostering Program but have not attended required meetings yet.I thought I might get some insight to all that transpires with the government officials if anyone cares to explain. Thanks.
  • hey all! my family is stuck between a rock and a hard place. I'm the oldest of five kids (three biological, including me) and two foster kids, a 17 year old fs and a 14 year old fd. recently we've realized that the fs has been flirting and "checking out" my bio sister who is 18 and I've caught him doing the same to me (i'm 21). he's also been sending messages to the girls in the youth group and...
  • We have siblings of 4 in our care who are kin (Grandparents). Neither parent has completed anything the case worker has asked them to do. The father had custody of the kids all of their lives until this March and mother has been an absent parent for the last 2 yrs. The current goal is for the kids to return to dad. But mom has the opportunity to prove herself and potentially get them if dad fails...
  • I live in Missouri. I have a kinship placement. My husband and I have agreed to get legal guardianship of the baby. DFS states the child will not go back to mom this is the 2nd child she has lost and dad (who is my relation) has done nothing in the past 12 months to try to get reunification. Child has never lived in either of their homes. Due to the child being in the foster care system for the...
  • Our seven year old foster daughter (been with us 2 months) dad just passed away very unexpectedly. She does not know yet. Her bio mom is planning to tell her tomorrow. Has anyone else ever been in a situation like this? She has been making tremendous improvement the last month and I am afraid this will set her back. Any advice would be appreciated.
  • grizz13

    new and just starting

    Hi everyone, the wife and I are just starting the process and we missed the last class cycle by a month so now we have to wait for the next cycle to begin in a few months. Being that we contacted the agency right after the classes we are able to do all of the paperwork now and are able to avoid the rush between the classes. :)We aren't capable of having kids and well, adoption and foster have...