My hubby and his 5 siblings lost their mother a bit over 10 years ago. They had already spent a good amount of time in foster care before she passed, but she did fight for sobriety and ultimately got them back. (There were three who went into foster care and she had 3 more, 1 before she got the 3 back, and 2 after)
Of the 5 children one actually graduated out of foster care. 2 got adopted, 1 went to their father, and the other two, my hubby and his oldest brother, lived with grandparents.
His bro is 19 and has not had a good start. I was pushing for his brother to live with us, because that is what I would do for my own sister, and I backed off because I didn't want his brother to feel pressured.
Well come to find out his brother is just afraid to move in with people because he feels like it can just get taken away like 'that'.
So I don't know. I think I will make the offer for his brother to move in with us when we move again, we are moving to the same city as the rest of their family, that way he can feel close to his family again.
Weird situation I know, but nothing is in a kids favor who grew out of the system and I am only trying to do for him what I would do for my own family. And to be honest it wouldn't be an option my sister would be with me, no ifs and whats or buts until she was able to be on her own 2 feet, not couch surfing.
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