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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.

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      From: Pj
      Sent: Friday, July 25, 2008 7:22 AM
      Subject: Re: : I got news- foster parenting

      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,

      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 Thu, 7/24/08, Debra wrote:

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