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Fran - 1 year ago
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Julie, We have had our first placements for 6 months now. There are a few suggestions I could make: 1. Don't accept every placement that is offered to you. DCS is pretty desperate to place the kids, so they will call you with kids that are outside of your parameters. 2. DCS often does not have a clue as to how long the children will be with you. Our kids were supposed to be for a weekend. That was 6 months ago (though we adore them and are so happy they are here). 3. Learn to say no. When the kids first arrive, you may want to make up for all of the neglect they have suffered, but that is not helpful or even possible. Try to treat them as you would your own kids when it comes to new clothes, desserts or special treats. Some of that is okay, a lot of it creates confusion and poor behavior. #1
Debbie - 9 months ago
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I became a foster mom over a year ago with the hopes of adopting a little boy under the age of six. This past August we finally got a 22 month old. We were told that his grandmom might get custody of him but then they kept saying it wasn't looking good for her. So we got our hopes up of keeping him. Then they gave us the news that he was leaving two days before Christmas. What really bothered me was that the whole time the child was in my care the grandmom never came to see him at all in four months. Now the division is going to put this child thru going to another adjustment with someone he hardly knows just because it's family. Family that did not give him the time for a visit. Our case worker was heartless and just smiled and told us to have him packed and ready to go Monday morning. Our Christmas has been ruined. I can't stop crying nor my husband. I feel they could have waited till after the holidays were over. This is why I feel they lack in foster parents. The case workers need #2
Lisa - 10 months ago
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Hi I have a child who is special needs and has medical issues and my worker says there just isn't a family out there for her but I need my daughter to be in a theroputic foster home does anyone have any ideas #3
Julie - 1 year ago
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Hi, my husband and I just opened our home 3 weeks ago. We are foster parents to younger children. We have not had a placement yet and are trying to wait patiently. Do you have any advice to families waiting? Do you have any suggestions for new foster parent families? We are brand new and welcoming any and all advice! Thank you! #4
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