I am an adoptee - who recently found her birth family AND an adoptive mother who is going through the journey of raising three foster adoptive children and one biological child and am recently pregnant with fifth child. It was through foster adoption we became a multicolored family. Transracial adoption wasn't something I planned on, it was something I was blessed with.
"It will be great to get together. We went through Families 4 children and the county of San Mateo for the girls. Currently we are fostering and doing respite for Families United. Once our son is born we will take a break and then I expect we will be…"
"I am a foster mom, adoptive mom and have two home grown children. I am ALSO an adoptee who found her birth family after 10 years of searching. I created a website with lots of insight and resources. Its updated regularly. Please visit:…"
"How terribly FRUSTRATING! Its so hard to see the children that you love and care for being in this situation. They are so little. Perhaps the CM is really overworked or maybe waiting he wants to show that even though she has the right she's NOT…"
I LOVE YOUR STORY. Your heart to forgive your parents and extended family for not telling you. Just shows the wonderful person you are.
Your reunion with your mom and your sisters is what we ALL dream of having. I love that you too…"
"I so agree with you SueAnn you just know the right fit. The other children in your home are loved and cared for but it is ok to let them leave. I always know I have impacted thier lives and maybe they will remember me or something I taught them…"
"We started trying to grow our family through adoption, but after waiting two years, we decided that it might be prudent to look for a different way to add to our family. We are also looking into foster care and surrogacy. We know that we could LOVE…"
"My husband and I did started fostering in April of last year. We also said we would adopt if the situation arose. It was also all we could afford. I had known for a year or two that I wanted to start fostering, but always thought I could not give…"
"Both of our sons came to us straight from the hospital after birth. Our first sons bm has not seen him at all since giving birth to him.. if she saw him then. She was incarcerated at the time of birth. Our second sons bithparents stopped coming to…"
Thanks Julie. That is seems little bit of what my sister is doing...simular but I think from what I understand with the agency she is working with would be that a child could be placed in our home that would be possible up for adoption. So then that child (a girl would be want she'd want) would maybe be six months as a "foster" child and then the adoption part would proceed. Also she was told that the state (I think) pays like $365 or something like that a month for reimbursement for foster care. Also would cover day care. So that's pretty much what I understand right now. We'll know more when she takes the class in Sept. I'm going to go also.
Hi Julie, I'm actually asking this for my sister who is doing the Kyrgyzstan adoption and also getting her license for foster care. A few questions: Once she has gone through the classes, etc and completed everything then what? So then when you do get a foster child...will they place that child with you in the terms that you might just adopt her/him? Also, what type of fee is involved...I think the state pays you $$ and also what about day care for those that can't stay home? There's just so much to know. Thanks. Mary