OtherGround Forums Started crying tonight. I miss my foster kids

8/13/19 9:20 AM
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Ttt for the badasses helping kids

8/28/19 8:47 PM
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Emiolos mom just called me. Kid is awesome 

8/28/19 8:59 PM
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My wife and I are foster parents, OP I know what you're feeling, hopefully you can get over this, hang in there.

 

This will be a bit long, so read it or not, it's your call!

 

Our situation is a little different, when we first started, we said we only wanted one child.

We get a call one day and was asked if we could do two, a brother and sister, she was 2, he was 18 months.

The agency pretty much put pressure on us, telling my wife that we had until the end of the day to make a decision.

We took them in, and waited to see what would be next for them.

When we started we had the intention of fostering a newborn who's family is close to my wife's family, they all grew up together so, they considered each other family.

As it turned out, the newborn was placed with a different family.

One day we got a phone call about the newborn, their grandmother, who already has the first two that her daughter had, requested to the agency that the newborn was with that she would like for us to foster.

Other agency didn't listen to her request at first, but every thing worked itself out.

The 2 that we had ended up going with one of their aunts.

We now have the newborn.

It was bitter sweet when the first two left, we worked hard to improve their life, the 2 year old just mumbled when she spoke, called everyone she met either mommy or daddy was the only clear words she said. That was heart breaking at first, we realized that she and her brother had no idea what was going on. 

Within the 3 months that we had them, you could now understand about 80% of what she said.

I just hope that their aunt can take care of them, and will truly love them, they deserive it.

 

 

 

Good on ya man.

Our first placement had CP and was nonverbal.  We met her in the hospital for a week before we took her home.  Sadly she had to be placed in a therapeutic home as DHHS was not forthright with the support we would have in the home.  She left and a while went without a placement.  We then got our second, which is now our godson. 

Cut to about 2 years later and my wife is at a dentist appointment for our foster son and she notices a little girl in a motorized wheelchair starring at her and smiling...finally it hits her, she walks over and says to the woman with her quietly and asks if her name is the same as our first placement.  The woman looks at my wife stunned and says yes it is.  My wife looks over and the girl has the biggest smile on her face (still nonverbal).  My wife sat and talked with her and her resource mother for a while and then when she left she just wept.  

It was one of those random things as the foster son’s appointment had to be rescheduled last minute thanks to bio mom and just happened to be same day as our first placement’s appointment.

No matter how young, or special, as long as you strive to make a positive impact in their lives, they will always have a special place in their heart for you.

8/28/19 9:08 PM
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Hope this helps cheer up Muncy. Here's 10 groin shots!

 

8/28/19 9:20 PM
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What a faggit ass thread 


Dude, don't say that. 

 

Nothing wrong with missing kids that you helped and formed a bond with.

 

You're a faggot for completely different reasons.

Nice Hocky.. vu good sir

8/28/19 10:51 PM
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Honestly I felt a lot better after this thread. I was locked out of my account here for awhile so I couldn't respond. 

8/28/19 11:21 PM
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8/28/19 11:22 PM
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That was a clusterfuck 

8/28/19 11:28 PM
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Also I got your message hocky. I'd never take offense to that. 

8/29/19 10:24 AM
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The little homie emelio
8/29/19 12:29 PM
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Cute kids, sorry friend. I'm sure the time you spent with them helped change both yours and their lives for the better. Glad to hear the little dude is doing well.