I highly reccomend looking at the FACTS website. Some areas (in NSW) are in high demand! Others are not. Some areas have high demand for people willing to take babies, teens, disabled children etc. It depends a lot on your personal circumstances, abilities & location wether you will be placed with a child.
Foster care is an incredibly difficult & equally rewarding thing to commit to.
You accommodate foster children as you do your own however you need to remember one day, these children go home (ideally & if suitable) and at the same time, you may always play an important role in their lives (age & family dependent)
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06-03-2015 15:28 #11Senior Member
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07-03-2015 09:15 #12Senior Member
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Thanks Berry Delicious, how do you handle the attachment issue. How do you cope knowing they could go home and not get too attached and then how would it affect your parenting?
07-03-2015 20:54 #13
If you do short term you know that they will be moving on so even though you love them you can let go because you know it's coming (my experience anyway). If I had to let my DS go now after having raised him from birth and being told he will be with me permanently I would probably find that devastating, but I do always keep it in the back of my mind that it could happen. It doesn't stop me loving and caring for him like he is my own. You just have to remember that you are doing it for them, to provide them with a safe and loving home whether it's for a short time or a lifetime and not for yourself.
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08-03-2015 11:22 #14Senior Member
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following, its something Im considering as my children get older.
once my baby is two its something Im considering
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