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Any1 hav any info on becoming a Foster Parent???

it would b great 2 hav another kid around... but i honestly dnt think i wanna do the whole pregnany thing again. sooo, why not raise a kid 4 sum1 else who did the pregnancy thing. lol

 
StarrCooKie

Asked by StarrCooKie at 11:00 PM on Mar. 16, 2009 in General Parenting

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  • Contact the local agency that handles your county's foster care. You will probably start with an orientation meeting and a lot of your questions will be answered there. If you are still interested you will fill out the application and be set up with a licensing worker who will get you started on the process. In my county it take approx. 2 months to be licensed for foster care, 4 months for adoption. Check to see if there is a foster parent advocacy group in your area and if you can attend one of their monthly meetings to speak to people who are foster parents.
    MommyAddie

    Answer by MommyAddie at 4:10 PM on Mar. 17, 2009

  • You need to research fostering before you go into it. It's not about having another kid around and it being great. Its not something you do just because you don't want to be pregnant again. When you foster a child, they are in a state of crisis in their lives, otherwise they wouldn't have been removed from their family. You have to be mom, chauffer, counselor, punching bag (mentally, not physically), security blanket, etc... People who are successful foster parents are those who have a burning desire to be there for hurting children and help them through the toughest part of their lives, usually with little or no thanks. They are not people who just think it would be fun to have another child or who want to have a playmate for their child. Foster care is not like long term babysitting. It's a wonderful thing to do, but look into it to make sure its a good fit for you first.
    MommyAddie

    Answer by MommyAddie at 10:03 AM on Mar. 17, 2009

  • i know that its not jus for fun. if i was looking for just fun i would set up a play date.
    i would luv 2b a foster parent. the only thing that i think might get to me would be getting realli cloe to a chold and then having them taken back. But it would be great knowing that i was able to help for the time being
    StarrCooKie

    Answer by StarrCooKie at 10:24 AM on Mar. 17, 2009

  • Start by contacting your local social services.
    motherofhope98

    Answer by motherofhope98 at 10:28 AM on Mar. 17, 2009