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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  • mommyofmany

    New to this

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    I'm new to this. We have been foster parents since May. Our Foster daughter is 3 and was pretty easy to potty train. & only on a very rare occasion would she have an accident.  She hadn't had any visits with her mom until this week. Immediately after the visit when we got back home she had 3 accidents in a row. We had been told to prepare ourselves for anything because of how long it had been....
  • https://www.gofundme.com/jernigan-foster-child-custody-fundMy family needs to raise enough money to go to circuit court to fight the broken system with DSS. Please read about it in the link listed above.  If feel it in your heart then please donate.  A go fund me page is out last chance we have to fight for her.  Also, my family needs lots of prayers.  Thank you so much!! 
  • 2x2mommy

    Siblings vs. Relatives

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    I know in the world of Foster Care we always want reunification with relatives. I totally get that. I'd say our situation is unusual, however, it seems that EVERY FC case is unique in itself as every family is equally unique.Backstory:  I have 2 biological children. We've been fostering for several years. Both DH and Me work Fulltime. A little over 2 years ago, my little guy was placed with us....
  • zombiedad

    New foster parent

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    Let me start off by saying that we didn't plan on being foster parents, we went into this only wanting to adopt legally terminated kids. We wanted to avoid all the drama of court, case workers, biological parents, etc.. Well after months of only getting calls about children that needed fostering we were getting discouraged. Then we got a call about two boys, Lenny and Squiggy, that needed a...
  • brieefrost

    I'm scared.

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    a few weeks ago December 7th to be exact my kids were taken from me. The day before I rough my youngest into a follow up for a fractured finger with center of child protection doctors otherwise known as CCPC and she all the sudden had a bruised ear. They diagnosed her with pediatric physical abuse she has a twin brother they were born at 23 weeks gestation and a 3 year old sister. My 3 year old...
  • Lgb1205

    After a little advice/ info on respite

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    We are emergency /respite carers in Nsw Australia and took a placement due to an allegation being made we were told it woukd be short term. We have now asked for a respite ourselves. my question is do we still receiving payments for the nights  the child is away from us.  Also when do they classify a placement longer term and how long does a child have to be with us for ua to be entitled to...
  • newmommatobe95

    In need of reassurance

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    My sister has a three year old little girl and is nine months pregnant with a little boy. She has a history of drug use and was repoted to DHS for faiiling a drug test while pregnant. The case worker placed the little girl in my care for 25 days while they conducted their investigation. The 25 days are now up and she has been drug free since DHS got involed, the case worker said that the hospital...
  • iantwinsw

    Questions

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    Hi everyone, I am a social work student writing a paper for my diverse populations class. This paper requires us to immerse ourselves in the community we are writing on. I want to understand everyone's perspective of foster care, the system, and your experiences either as a foster child or foster parent. Please let me know your thoughts and feelings. Also feel free to contribute any advice to...
  • I am hoping that someone can give me some kind of assistance because hubby and I are totally at a loss. See we are foster parents but foster parents to our 3 biological grandchildren (3, 2, and 1 yo) and their sister (8 yo). Being foster parents was the only way we could get all 4 of them. We also have 2 boys of our own who are 11 and 9 yo. We have had them since July/August of last year...
  • Lgg91086

    fight the system, per se

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    Hi, I'm a foster parent in the Boston area and I'm looking for information regarding disputing a decision by DCF to place our foster son with a relative. I'm new to this site so I appologize if this has been posted about before. It would be super helpful to hear from someone in MA who has done it, but I'd also like to hear from people in other states as well to accumulate as much info as...
  • leannk1982

    Heartbroken

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    A little backstory. I have grown up as the bio child in a foster family. I have two bio siblings and five adopted siblings. I have always dreamed of having a big family. Lots of kids. At age 25 I became a single foster parent. My son was placed with me at 3 months and was adopted at 18 months. When he was 6, I met my now husband. He has a daughter as well. We talked about having children...
  • brianna526

    In my feelings

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    Its hard being a foster mom ... to watch this baby grow and been there for every tooth that came in and all the sleepless nights spent trying comfort baby and not being able to hang out with friends or go the gym because you dont have no one to watch the baby.... and the date nights missed because no baby sitter or baby is sick going to the hospital numerous times ... dealing with the nights...
  • Kfostermomma

    2yo foster son sudden change in behavior

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    hello, first time foster parent here. Our 2yo FS moved in with us at 24 months 7 months ago. The first couple months of transition were rough sleep-wise but other than that, everything was great. The last couple of weeks though, he has been getting in trouble in preschool. He has been in trouble for telling the teachers no, pushing other kids and taking their toys. He's been in this program for...
  • momwithlove

    At my wits end

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    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

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    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...