Wednesday, April 05, 2006

On children who foster, part II

I was just reading Gawdessness' blog and something struck me. I read a selection of foster and adoptive parent blogs and Dad's Highway is the only other person I have found who has bio kids in the mix.

Dad's experience is much different from mine because all his children are young. I can barely remember exactly what the trials and tribulations of pre-school children and I know nothing at all about caring for traumatized pre-school kids.

So...first, if you have a blog about a "blended family" then please, leave me a comment with a link.

Second, I thought I would try to write more about that aspect of my life.

When I first started the blog I wrote a little about children who foster, but that was what I had learned about fostering children in general. I have also written about coping with disparities between kids, but I have not really written about the affect of fostering on my bio boys.

I'm going to give it a try.

More to follow...


  1. We are multi generational of course - different but not exactly what you're talking about.

  2. We have two bios, three children through adoption, and have one long-term "respite" care here. Due to recent events and a strong desire to help, we are probably going to focus our attentions on foster care. Here's my blog:

    I enjoy reading your blog and gaining your insight.

  3. Don't know if you'll still see this, but...
    We're a fostering family with a 6yo bio daughter, a 3.5yo adopted daughter (FASD) and currently a 5mo foster baby. We've had kids up to age 11. The blog is not all about fostering, but there's some interesting stuff in there if you hunt, especially around March in 2004 and 2005, and August in 2004. You're welcome to drop by. How much I discuss about fostering at any given time really depends on the social workers I'm dealing with right then, and how paranoid I'm feeling.

  4. Hi!

    We have three biological boys and one foster son. Our biological children are 7, 4 and 2. We're fostering a child who is 1.

    It's been an adventure, but we have been so blessed.


  5. I'm a little late to the game but I have four children of my own (from 3 to 11) and 2 foster children (7 and 9). I have asked the agency to find me ANYONE who is raising their own children along foster children and so far they haven't been able to.

  6. Wow, I thought it was the norm to have foster kids along with regular kids! We aren't fostering yet, but plan to as soon as our daughter enters kindergarten (3 more years). My husband will be 3rd generation--both he and his Mom grew up with their parents fostering kids of all ages. Due to his experience, however, we plan to only foster kids younger than our daughter. He also hated sharing his parents; it was one reason he wanted to have only one child. (That's changed now that we have a kid, but we aren't sure if we'll have more kids that belong to us or "just" do foster care.) It'll be a while before I'm blogging about foster care but I will be there eventually!


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