Single, 28 years old, full-time working foster mom

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Oh Buddha, thank you, thank you, thanks you for not fighting nap time today!

Now to tackle cleaning out the garage on this gorgeous fall day.

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bujnik, Absolutely!  Quite honestly it is for the best because birth mom is a childhood friend of mine. Seemed like a conflict of interest to my parents, but the worker wasn’t concerned. Granted I haven’t seen/talked to her in close to 20 years, but still, it could have gotten interesting. Hopefully the family member who took the baby will request to have her older siblings too.

bujnik, Absolutely! Quite honestly it is for the best because birth mom is a childhood friend of mine. Seemed like a conflict of interest to my parents, but the worker wasn’t concerned. Granted I haven’t seen/talked to her in close to 20 years, but still, it could have gotten interesting. Hopefully the family member who took the baby will request to have her older siblings too.

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Don’t believe you’ll get a placement until said placement is in your arms, the worker has driven away and you’ve dead bolted the front door.

Newborn baby girl that was supposed to go to my mom, went to family.

Such is life. The wait continues.

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This shirt is even better in person.

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fosterswear:

herespenny:

#fostercarefriday: DO YOU WORK OUTSIDE THE HOME? #fostercare I worked full time when I first became a #fosterparent but looking back I don’t see how! All the appointments & meetings along with working & caring for the kids left me exhausted! I flat out don’t remember giving my 5yo a bath when he was a baby & watching him splash. It’s all a blur! Today I was able to take my son to a last minute opening with a specialist- something I couldn’t have done if I was still working at a job. Your turn!

I work part-time, about 20 hours a week and even that is too much.  I hate every minute at work but, I married a teacher.  So, it would require a MAJOR change in our lifestyle in order for us to live on his income alone.  I really want to be a SAHM and am racking my brain, trying to think of a way to make it happen.

I work full time outside of the home. I’m a single foster mom, so I have to!

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herespenny:

#fostercarefriday: DO YOU WORK OUTSIDE THE HOME? #fostercare I worked full time when I first became a #fosterparent but looking back I don’t see how! All the appointments & meetings along with working & caring for the kids left me exhausted! I flat out don’t remember giving my 5yo a bath when he was a baby & watching him splash. It’s all a blur! Today I was able to take my son to a last minute opening with a specialist- something I couldn’t have done if I was still working at a job. Your turn!

I work part-time, about 20 hours a week and even that is too much.  I hate every minute at work but, I married a teacher.  So, it would require a MAJOR change in our lifestyle in order for us to live on his income alone.  I really want to be a SAHM and am racking my brain, trying to think of a way to make it happen.

I work full time outside of the home. I’m a single foster mom, so I have to!

Source: herespenny

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New baby heading to my parents’ house, straight from the womb. Can’t wait to snuggle that sweet baby!

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Are there any vacuums that aren’t super loud? Buddha is terrified…beyond terrified. As soon as he sees the vacuum, he starts shaking. I have tried putting him in a different room, then vacuuming. I talk him through it and give a few warning vrooms before I turn it on completely and nothing helps.

I’m not looking to spend an arm and a leg as I only have two rooms with carpeting.

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I wonder if she wants to know him or if she wants to know his favorite things.

More so,
I wonder if she ever goes back to that fateful day and regrets what she did.

I wonder if she feels any ounce of guilt for everything she has taken from Buddha…his ability to see, process/comprehend, walk, talk, the list goes on.

I’m still extremely angry at her for what she did to a perfectly healthy baby boy; a baby boy that she could have just put down and walked away from for a minute. But she didn’t. Today that boy is a (roughly) nine month old baby stuck in a clumsy and faulty three year old body.

What could he have done to deserve such a fate? Why him? Why any baby?

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ReMoved. Part Two. by Nathanael Matanick — Kickstarter

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My parents have been back on the active list for three weeks and have had seven calls for infants (newborns-two week olds).

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