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      All of this is true, I have thought about it and still may if and when

      I move. I have two grown kids both with special needs. Youngest was

      abused by his father when I wasn’t around and I didn’t know about it

      until after I had left the guy. He has issues because of it. And

      please don’t email me telling me I should of known, I was young and

      stupid back then and I admit it.

      But due to what I have had to deal with, with my own kids I feel sure

      I can handle kids with problems. As I can without taking out a loan I

      have been going to school, And when I’m done I plan on working with

      trouble kids, teens that have been sent to juvie etc. I have no

      interest in the money, my interest is in helping the kids be better

      adults and parents than their bio parents are. After all these kids

      are our future.

      Candy

      I doubt you will make much money unless due to the # of kids you get –

      you get all sorts of discounts and free items from the government.

      The kids you get will not necessarily be at the top of their class and

      if you have your own children – taking problem kids into your home may

      cause some issues for your own kids.

      You will get training but unless you are from their world and

      understand what they went through – you patience and ability to cope

      will be tested each and every day.

      The parenting techniques you use on your own kids will not work here

      as kids coming from foster homes will report you for even yelling or

      repremanding them. You will be under a microscope and your privacy

      will no longer exist.

      I also investigated this route but realized after a while that I just

      not have enough patience to deal with kids that have lived through

      things I have only seen in horror movies.

      Many of them have special doctor appointments and counseling session

      that you have to drive them to. It is not as easy as taking care of

      your own – healthy – adjusted kids that SOMETIMES listen.

      Think hard on this because if you are a caring person you will end up

      spending more than DSS or the fostercare agency will give you to care

      for this kids.

      This is GOOD but in the long run – your budget will be non-existent.

      You will be taking from your saving to do food and extra clothing and

      don’t forgot those endless birthday parties they are always invited to

      — I think that cost was quite out of control considering if every kid

      had a party and every kid went to every party with some sort of a

      gift.

      I suggest finding a job where you can sell over the internet and not

      have to travel every day away from your house.

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