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To help our budget plus give a home to a needed child we are going to be foster parents. We have our first appoinment in August then a home visit and then the training. So we might have a little one to fill our empty house before Christmas.

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  1. #1
    Debra
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    Default I got news


    To help our budget plus give a home to a needed child we are going to

    be foster parents. We have our first appoinment in August then a home

    visit and then the training. So we might have a little one to fill our

    empty house before Christmas.



    My kids are all grown up and have their own kids so we have an empty

    house and since I am at home its a very quiet house. I miss my kids

    being little and doing family things and so we have a chance to be a

    busy family again for a child in need.





    I am anxious to see what age child we get and relearn everything about

    being a mom to a young one again. I figured since I have grandkids I am

    used to being around the little ones too. My daughter lived with us

    till recently with her 2 children, which now she has her 3rd.



    My husband and I are looking forward to our future.



    Debbie








  2. #2
    Walker, Marybeth
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    Good luck to you! LOL! My husband and I are foster
    parents. We were in the same place as you, with 7 of our own children all
    grown up. And yes, I do enjoy the little ones…we currently have four
    boys ages 3, 6, 12 and 14. The smaller ones are definitely less headaches!





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    Sent: Thursday, July 24, 2008 8:25
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    To: Budget101_@yahoogroups.com

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    news








    To help our budget plus give a home to a needed child
    we are going to

    be foster parents. We have our first appoinment in August then a home

    visit and then the training. So we might have a little one to fill our

    empty house before Christmas.



    My kids are all grown up and have their own kids so we have an empty

    house and since I am at home its a very quiet house. I miss my kids

    being little and doing family things and so we have a chance to be a

    busy family again for a child in need.



    I am anxious to see what age child we get and relearn everything about

    being a mom to a young one again. I figured since I have grandkids I am

    used to being around the little ones too. My daughter lived with us

    till recently with her 2 children, which now she has her 3rd.



    My husband and I are looking forward to our future.



    Debbie

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  3. #3
    Suzi McMullen
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    Debbie,
    I totally applaud you for what you are doing. I think it's wonderful and I hope you have a great experience. I just think you may be looking at the money they give you as helping you personally. But kids are expensive and they don't give you very much. Everydime they give you is for taking care of that little one. I know you can shop for clothes at the thrift store etc. But you will be responsible for all their food, clothes, toys, and basically any needs that come up. They will flush the toilet more, blow their nose, you'll need wet ones, maybe diapers andyou might need to keep the house a little warmer or cooler than you have if you've been making yourself suffer. You'll have more laundry, wear and tear on the house and kids break things. When it's all said and done foster care is a volunteer thing, not a making money thing. I've known a lot of people that have done it. In many cases they have ended up adopting the kids too and then that money goes away. They do pay a little more for kids that require extra care like if they are sick or have special needs. But then you would need to take more classes to be qualified. If you want to go out with your husband then you'll need a caregiver and the state will only pay for childcare if you work outside the home.

    This is why when it all comes out in the wash my daycare isn't as profitable as people think it would be. Kids are EXPENSIVE creatures

    Suzi
    [quote]
    ----- Original Message -----
    From: Debra
    To: Budget101_@yahoogroups.com
    Sent: Thursday, July 24, 2008 7:25 PM
    Subject: Budget101.com : I got news





    To help our budget plus give a home to a needed child we are going to
    be foster parents. We have our first appoinment in August then a home
    visit and then the training. So we might have a little one to fill our
    empty house before Christmas.

    My kids are all grown up and have their own kids so we have an empty
    house and since I am at home its a very quiet house. I miss my kids
    being little and doing family things and so we have a chance to be a
    busy family again for a child in need.

    I am anxious to see what age child we get and relearn everything about
    being a mom to a young one again. I figured since I have grandkids I am
    used to being around the little ones too. My daughter lived with us
    till recently with her 2 children, which now she has her 3rd.

    My husband and I are looking forward to our future.

    Debbie





  4. #4
    Pj
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    Default I got news


    We have been a foster family for years. If you have any questions, feel free to ask.
    Don't count on it being much additional income. Most states pay very little reimbursement, often not enough to cover the additional monthly expenses - to say nothing of how much all the extra-curricular activities cost! My kiddos are in Little League, Parks & Rec, dance class, after school activities and piano lessons, and none of those are something that our state will reimburse for.
    The rewards have to come from knowing you've made a positive difference in the life of a child - if only for the time that they're in your home.
    Good luck,

    <font color="#347d7e" face="comic sans ms" size="4">Pj <font color="#347d7e" face="Comic Sans MS" size="3">Insane Mom to J, J, N, L, B, H, N, N, N, B, B,
    K, K, T, S, R <font color="#347d7e" face="Comic Sans MS" size="3">ages 29y - 14mo <font color="#347d7e" face="Comic Sans MS" size="3">(but only 10+ kids at home now)

    --- On Thu, 7/24/08, Debra <dbshelly@ptd.net> wrote:
    <blockquote style="border-left: 2px solid rgb(16, 16, 255);">From: Debra <dbshelly@ptd.net>
    Subject: Budget101.com : I got news
    To: Budget101_@yahoogroups.com
    Date: Thursday, July 24, 2008, 5:25 PM

    <div id="yiv755163835">



    To help our budget plus give a home to a needed child we are going to

    be foster parents. We have our first appoinment in August then a home

    visit and then the training. So we might have a little one to fill our

    empty house before Christmas.



    My kids are all grown up and have their own kids so we have an empty

    house and since I am at home its a very quiet house. I miss my kids

    being little and doing family things and so we have a chance to be a

    busy family again for a child in need.



    I am anxious to see what age child we get and relearn everything about

    being a mom to a young one again. I figured since I have grandkids I am

    used to being around the little ones too. My daughter lived with us

    till recently with her 2 children, which now she has her 3rd.



    My husband and I are looking forward to our future.



    Debbie




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  5. #5
    Candy
    Guest

    Default I got news


    I know it&#39;s different for each state but what are some of the basic guidelines? For example is there a income limit that you have to be over? What about number of bedrooms/bathrooms etc.? I know that were I&#39;m at right now I can&#39;t but if I get moved in the spring thenI&#39;d like to know before that to see if I can afford to get a place big enough as I&#39;m sure a lot of these kids never get to be out in the country which is were I&#39;m going.
    Candy


    On 7/25/08, Pj[/b] <fulldozen@yahoo.com> wrote:


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    We have been a foster family for years. If you have any questions, feel free to ask.
    Don&#39;t count on it being much additional income. Most states pay very little reimbursement, often not enough to cover the additional monthly expenses - to say nothing of how much all the extra-curricular activities cost! My kiddos are in Little League, Parks & Rec, dance class, after school activities and piano lessons, and none of those are something that our state will reimburse for.

    The rewards have to come from knowing you&#39;ve made a positive difference in the life of a child - if only for the time that they&#39;re in your home.
    Good luck,






    <font face="comic sans ms" color="#347d7e" size="4">Pj
    <font face="Comic Sans MS" color="#347d7e" size="3">Insane Mom to J, J, N, L, B, H, N, N, N, B, B, K, K, T, S, R
    <font face="Comic Sans MS" color="#347d7e" size="3">ages 29y - 14mo <font face="Comic Sans MS" color="#347d7e" size="3">(but only 10+ kids at home now)


    --- On Thu, 7/24/08, Debra <dbshelly@ptd.net> wrote:

    From: Debra <dbshelly@ptd.net>

    Subject: Budget101.com : I got news
    To: Budget101_@yahoogroups.com
    Date: Thursday, July 24, 2008, 5:25 PM







    To help our budget plus give a home to a needed child we are going to
    be foster parents. We have our first appoinment in August then a home
    visit and then the training. So we might have a little one to fill our

    empty house before Christmas.

    My kids are all grown up and have their own kids so we have an empty
    house and since I am at home its a very quiet house. I miss my kids
    being little and doing family things and so we have a chance to be a

    busy family again for a child in need.

    I am anxious to see what age child we get and relearn everything about
    being a mom to a young one again. I figured since I have grandkids I am
    used to being around the little ones too. My daughter lived with us

    till recently with her 2 children, which now she has her 3rd.

    My husband and I are looking forward to our future.

    Debbie

    [/quote]</tbody>





  6. #6
    Lucy Anderson
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    From what I have witnessed with my friends who have done this... (more than one family)

    The amount earned from foster parenting barely covers the cost of the child if that. Most of my friends ended up spending above and beyond the amount paid by the state. It&#39;s awesome to take in a kid, but don&#39;t look at it as a way to add income to your budget.


    On Thu, Jul 24, 2008 at 5:25 PM, Debra <dbshelly@ptd.net> wrote:







    To help our budget plus give a home to a needed child we are going to

    be foster parents. We have our first appoinment in August then a home

    visit and then the training. So we might have a little one to fill our

    empty house before Christmas.



    My kids are all grown up and have their own kids so we have an empty

    house and since I am at home its a very quiet house. I miss my kids

    being little and doing family things and so we have a chance to be a

    busy family again for a child in need.



    I am anxious to see what age child we get and relearn everything about

    being a mom to a young one again. I figured since I have grandkids I am

    used to being around the little ones too. My daughter lived with us

    till recently with her 2 children, which now she has her 3rd.



    My husband and I are looking forward to our future.



    Debbie





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  7. #7
    Lucy Anderson
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    LOL - that is the other side effect of foster parenting. My friends started out with "we will increase budget because we are paid to foster parent" and then they end up KEEPING the little critters. Hee hee - I would not be able to part with the child either, so I just know that we would adopt .... And then we would need a fund for college and .... yeah....


    It is still a great thing to do, but I would think of it as an way of giving, not adding to the budget.

    On Fri, Jul 25, 2008 at 10:58 AM, mem68 <mildreda@lcs.net> wrote:









    <font face="Arial" size="2">Bless you for what you do for these kids. I also was a foster parent -I had mostly infants, retired RN, then I got a 6 day old beautiful boy and after 2 years of going thru courts -I was able to adopt. He is now 10 yr , 7 mos old. He has change my life.
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  8. #8
    mem68
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    Bless you for what you do for these kids. I also was a foster parent -I had mostly infants, retired RN, then I got a 6 day old beautiful boy and after 2 years of going thru courts -I was able to adopt. He is now 10 yr , 7 mos old. He has change my life.
    I am having trouble deleating the part of the previous message.
    [quote]
    ----- Original Message -----
    From: Pj
    To: Budget101_@yahoogroups.com
    Sent: Friday, July 25, 2008 7:22 AM
    Subject: Re: Budget101.com : I got news- foster parenting


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    <TD vAlign="top">We have been a foster family for years. If you have any questions, feel free to ask.
    Don't count on it being much additional income. Most states pay very little reimbursement, often not enough to cover the additional monthly expenses - to say nothing of how much all the extra-curricular activities cost! My kiddos are in Little League, Parks & Rec, dance class, after school activities and piano lessons, and none of those are something that our state will reimburse for.
    The rewards have to come from knowing you've made a positive difference in the life of a child - if only for the time that they're in your home.
    Good luck,






    <FONT face="comic sans ms" color="#347d7e" size="4">Pj
    <FONT face="Comic Sans MS" color="#347d7e" size="3">Insane Mom to J, J, N, L, B, H, N, N, N, B, B, K, K, T, S, R
    <FONT face="Comic Sans MS" color="#347d7e" size="3">ages 29y - 14mo <FONT face="Comic Sans MS" color="#347d7e" size="3">(but only 10+ kids at home now)


    --- On Thu, 7/24/08, Debra <dbshelly@ptd.net> wrote:




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  9. #9
    Debbie
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    <FONT face="Arial" color="#0000ff">We are going with a private foster care program and it does reimburse for extra curricular activities and school activities, pays for hair cuts, gives a monthly clothing allowances, $25 for their birthday and supplies Christmas presents from their wish list for Christmas. Also the pay scale depends on the child and the needs of the child and its to cover daily expenses and extra for the family. They have respite hours that the foster family earns also. We are in contact with one, my husband works with the foster dad. They have 3 children and get $2100 a month, plus their respite hours total up and in November they get the bonus check around $1900. The Foster mom decided to quit working long days to stay home with her children so the chose to be Foster parents and they now have money to pay all the family bills and go on time share vacations and all. They did warn against going with state agencies and some others that are not good to work with and pay well for the kids.
    <FONT face="Arial" color="#0000ff">
    <FONT face="Arial" color="#0000ff">Debbie
    <BLOCKQUOTE dir="ltr" style="BORDER-LEFT: #0000ff 2px solid;">
    ----- Original Message -----
    From: Pj
    To: Budget101_@yahoogroups.com
    Sent: Friday, July 25, 2008 10:22 AM
    Subject: Re: Budget101.com : I got news- foster parenting






    <TABLE cellSpacing="0" cellPadding="0" border="0">


    <TD vAlign="top">We have been a foster family for years. If you have any questions, feel free to ask.
    Don't count on it being much additional income. Most states pay very little reimbursement, often not enough to cover the additional monthly expenses - to say nothing of how much all the extra-curricular activities cost! My kiddos are in Little League, Parks & Rec, dance class, after school activities and piano lessons, and none of those are something that our state will reimburse for.
    The rewards have to come from knowing you've made a positive difference in the life of a child - if only for the time that they're in your home.
    Good luck,






    <FONT face="comic sans ms" color="#347d7e" size="4">Pj
    <FONT face="Comic Sans MS" color="#347d7e" size="3">Insane Mom to J, J, N, L, B, H, N, N, N, B, B, K, K, T, S, R
    <FONT face="Comic Sans MS" color="#347d7e" size="3">ages 29y - 14mo <FONT face="Comic Sans MS" color="#347d7e" size="3">(but only 10+ kids at home now)


    --- On Thu, 7/24/08, Debra <dbshelly@ptd.net> wrote:

    From: Debra <dbshelly@ptd.net>
    Subject: Budget101.com : I got news
    To: Budget101_@yahoogroups.com
    Date: Thursday, July 24, 2008, 5:25 PM


    <DIV id="yiv755163835">



    To help our budget plus give a home to a needed child we are going to
    be foster parents. We have our first appoinment in August then a home
    visit and then the training. So we might have a little one to fill our
    empty house before Christmas.

    My kids are all grown up and have their own kids so we have an empty
    house and since I am at home its a very quiet house. I miss my kids
    being little and doing family things and so we have a chance to be a
    busy family again for a child in need.

    I am anxious to see what age child we get and relearn everything about
    being a mom to a young one again. I figured since I have grandkids I am
    used to being around the little ones too. My daughter lived with us
    till recently with her 2 children, which now she has her 3rd.

    My husband and I are looking forward to our future.

    Debbie


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  10. #10
    Debbie
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    The Foster parents we know of and are talking too also got a baby when she was 2

    months, straight from the hospital form a crack mom. They are now adopting her

    and thrilled, she is 2 now. Debbie

    ----- Original Message -----

    From: mem68

    Subject: Re: Budget101.com : I got news- foster parenting

    Bless you for what you do for these kids.






  11. #11
    Debbie
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    We will be going with smaller ones. the 0-6 year old range. I think babies are

    best to adjust with and they can learn the house rules ect. easier then older

    kids. I have toddler grand children and they come and boy are they busy with

    what they can get into, LOL. We have to baby and toddler proof the house. I just

    think back to my busy kids but never did they get into things like my almost 2

    year old grand daughter or my 3 year old grandson which is on meds making him

    worse. He has seizures, poor little guy.



    Debbie

    ----- Original Message -----

    From: Walker, Marybeth (LABOR)

    Subject: RE: Budget101.com : I got news



    Good luck to you! LOL! My husband and I are foster parents. We were in the

    same place as you, with 7 of our own children all grown up. A






  12. #12
    Debbie
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    After 4 kids I sure know expenses but the private foster care program we are

    going through gives them a clothing allowance, diapers and formula (WIC) and

    haircut allowances ect. Its not like many I guess but they pay out well and even

    gas reimbursment for when you take them to appointments. I sure know the

    routine for laundry and all. Debbie

    ----- Original Message -----

    From: Suzi McMullen

    Subject: Re: Budget101.com : I got news



    Debbie,

    I totally applaud you for what you are doing. I think it's wonderful

    and I hope you have a great experience. I just think you may be looking at the

    money they give you as helping you personally. But kids are expensive and they

    don't give you very much.






  13. #13
    Debbie
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    <FONT face="Arial" color="#0000ff">I guess things are really changing in the Foster care world. They have shortage of Foster families anymore for all the kids in need. Maybe that is why things are different but the foster family we are talking to have been in Foster care for over 2 years now and are doing great, The private foster care program pays enough to cover all expenses of the child and then some payment for the parents taking on the diffucult task, also the kids have allowances for clothing and all. They do well taking care of the children and having enough to cover what the foster mom lost giving up her job to stay home with her kids and the foster kids. Debbie
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    ----- Original Message -----
    From: Lucy Anderson
    To: Budget101_@yahoogroups.com
    Sent: Friday, July 25, 2008 10:47 AM
    Subject: Re: Budget101.com : I got news






    From what I have witnessed with my friends who have done this... (more than one family)

    The amount earned from foster parenting barely covers the cost of the child if that. Most of my friends ended up spending above and beyond the amount paid by the state. It's awesome to take in a kid, but don't look at it as a way to add income to your budget.



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    Debbie
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    <FONT face="Arial" color="#0000ff">The foster care program here pays for the child continuing till 18 even if they are adopted. You of course would need to worry about the college fund if you find that necessary. Debbie
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    ----- Original Message -----
    From: Lucy Anderson
    To: Budget101_@yahoogroups.com
    Sent: Friday, July 25, 2008 11:04 AM
    Subject: Re: Budget101.com : I got news- foster parenting






    LOL - that is the other side effect of foster parenting. My friends started out with "we will increase budget because we are paid to foster parent" and then they end up KEEPING the little critters. Hee hee - I would not be able to part with the child either, so I just know that we would adopt .... And then we would need a fund for college and .... yeah....

    It is still a great thing to do, but I would think of it as an way of giving, not adding to the budget.

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    Suzi McMullen
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    Well that's great for you! Can I ask where you are living?

    Suzi
    [quote]
    ----- Original Message -----
    From: Debbie
    To: Budget101_@yahoogroups.com
    Sent: Saturday, July 26, 2008 7:47 AM
    Subject: Re: Budget101.com : I got news





    After 4 kids I sure know expenses but the private foster care program we are going through gives them a clothing allowance, diapers and formula (WIC) and haircut allowances ect. Its not like many I guess but they pay out well and even gas reimbursment for when you take them to appointments. I sure know the routine for laundry and all. Debbie
    ----- Original Message -----
    From: Suzi McMullen
    Subject: Re: Budget101.com : I got news

    Debbie,
    I totally applaud you for what you are doing. I think it's wonderful and I hope you have a great experience. I just think you may be looking at the money they give you as helping you personally. But kids are expensive and they don't give you very much.




 

 
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