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Three Little Words by Ashley Rhodes-Courter
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Apr 01, 2009

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My neighbor went through training to become a foster parent for babies while moms try to get their act together. I met another foster mom like here when she was babysitting an 18 month old for her (they are only allowed to have babysitters who are also trained/registered with the state) and I decided it is impossibly hard to be either a foster kid or a foster parent.

The kids go from home to home, but they don't have a HOME. I mean, I may have stayed somewhere else or gone to a summer camp growing up, but I had a HOME that I finally knew I'd end up back at. And these foster parents will raise a baby for a year as their own child, then suddenly have to turn it back over to the biological mom whose act is cleaned up enough to get her kid back, but who you know has lots of issues and it feels like you are giving YOUR baby to her to raise. Lots of foster parents are holding out hope that they'll be able to adopt the child, but know their relationship could end any day. So I imagine you try not to get too attached to the kid, but you're the kid's mom for that year, so how can you NOT get attached? Oi!
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