would you be mistrustful of foster children around your kids?
*Foster moms, please don't take offense. I am also and have come across this prejudice. Wondering the reasoning behind it and how the myths can be dispelled.
Asked by Anonymous at 12:36 AM on Jun. 17, 2010 in Adoption
Answer by AAAMama at 12:44 PM on Jun. 17, 2010
Answer by AAAMama at 2:19 AM on Jun. 21, 2010
Answer by LovingSAHMommy at 12:44 AM on Jun. 17, 2010
Answer by Anonymous at 1:12 AM on Jun. 17, 2010
It's not a "prejudice" many times it is a FACT. Many children in the system come from violent backgrounds, have been sexually abused and act out, have mental illness, may have issues with drug and alcohol exposure or have physical medical issues. Sure not 100% of the kids, but many. When you become a foster parent you should be learning about all these things and how to protect your family in your training classes. If not, then your state is doing you a huge disservice. Anyone considering foster care or adoption from the state should educate themselves as much as possible about these things before opening up your home.Â My daughter was adopted from foster care and has siblings in other families, while she is allowed to see them and spend time with them she is NEVER allowed to be out of eye contact with me.Â
Answer by BlooBird at 1:20 AM on Jun. 17, 2010
Anon 12:12 Sexual abuse is a huge risk. Our state advises that anyone who takes a child of sexual abuse into their home get video cameras installed everywhere in the house for 2 reasons. 1) they may act out on a family member 2) because they know that they can now get attention by talking about abuse details and making false allegations becomes a tool for them. It is a very risky situation. And while you can chose what children come into your home, social workers are not always honest about the child's past.
Answer by Anonymous at 1:25 AM on Jun. 17, 2010
Answer by LiliMama18 at 1:47 AM on Jun. 17, 2010
I am one of those foster children and I am here to tell you that it is not only when you get a foster child in your home if it will work out or not I was 7yrs old and my mom got me back when I was 14 and you know what I must of had a bad foster homes I was in 5 in seven yrs and whats really sad is I don't remember my child hood not even before seven. You maybe concern or worry about having a foster child in your home. Why don't you think of what environment that child came from.
Us foster kids worry about foster parents that are not in it for the wrong reason like want money and not care for us like their own children... So the shoe is on the other foot..
Answer by Anonymous at 2:39 AM on Jun. 17, 2010
Answer by JoLee12345 at 9:10 AM on Jun. 17, 2010
Answer by baconbits at 4:52 PM on Jun. 17, 2010