- July 25, 2008 at 12:25 am #260803
Lots of emphasis on the HEARTACHE
(we’ve had a total of 26 foster children in our home over the past 4 years)
Pj Insane Mom to J, J, N, L, B, H, N, N, N, B, B, K, K, T, S, R ages 29y – 14mo (but only 10+ kids at home now)
— On Tue, 7/29/08, Suzi McMullen
From: Suzi McMullen
Subject: Re: Budget101.com : I got news
Date: Tuesday, July 29, 2008, 7:15 PM
Yeah, but it’s anything BUT a windfall. It’s actuallyhard work, pain, heartachesometimes. I realize most states can not afford to make it financially rewarding. But if there was a way it should be done.
Original MessageFrom: MoniqueTo: Budget101_@yahoogro ups.comSent: Tuesday, July 29, 2008 4:04 PMSubject: Re: Budget101.com : I got news
I think you may be misunderstanding me. I was in the process of
becoming a foster parent when I found out I was pregnant. The
original email which started this conversation, and additional emails
which followed by the OP, spoke on how having foster children would
help her budget. I get that you will be given $ to help with the
costs of accepting another child in your household. I don’t believe
that anyone who commented was talking about that. We were talkinga
bout the fact that 1. it is likely that a family will spend MORE than
what they receive from the government in order to take care of that
child. 2. I can’t imagine that I would take on the responsiblity of
accepting a child into my household because I’m going to benefit
financially. Almost like a windfall.
On Sat, Jul 26, 2008 at 5:02 PM, Suzi McMullen <smcmullen@kc. rr.com> wrote:
> I understand how you feel. It’s easy to think at first that it should be
> done purely from a giving standpoint. BUT, raising kids takes a lot of
> effort. Homes, food, utilities, have to be paid for at the least.
> Providing a home for kids is something that a person can’t just make happen
> by wishing for it.
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