Was anyone else raised in foster care?

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    Aug 19, 2012 3:29 AM GMT
    I just.. wanted to know. Cause I was. Share your experiences?
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    Aug 19, 2012 3:31 AM GMT
    For the first three months of my life, yes...though I don't remember it.

    <-- Adopted early.
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    Aug 19, 2012 3:32 AM GMT
    BTW, I met my birth mother at age 31. We're still in contact.
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    Aug 19, 2012 3:32 AM GMT
    So, my mom was into meth. She'd disappear for days, weeks. at a time and I was left to try to manage on my own. Food, clothing, school. I was finally taken into the system and got into a foster home. It was amazing for me. A really good experience and a good jump off point for college, etc.

    AJ my foster dad was and IS an amazing man. He set the base point for my adult success. Love you AJ.
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    Aug 19, 2012 3:34 AM GMT
    paulflexes saidBTW, I met my birth mother at age 31. We're still in contact.


    I'm in occasional contact with my mom. I met my dad once when i was 13. I didn't know who he was until later. My mom has been in and out of institutions for most of my life. She does'n't affect my life much aside from the fact that I somehow have power of attorney
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    Aug 19, 2012 1:41 PM GMT
    Daas saidSo, my mom was into meth. She'd disappear for days, weeks. at a time and I was left to try to manage on my own. Food, clothing, school. I was finally taken into the system and got into a foster home. It was amazing for me. A really good experience and a good jump off point for college, etc.

    AJ my foster dad was and IS an amazing man. He set the base point for my adult success. Love you AJ.


    Thanks for being brave enough to share a very personal but positive story. I hope you have been able to forgive your mom.
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    Aug 19, 2012 2:13 PM GMT
    How great that you had a good, loving Foster parent relationship. That is a nice story to hear.

    I wasn't in Foster care, but was raised by my grandparents - who were terrific, loving, amazingly unselfish people (gone now, unfortunately). My parents were......well, let's just say they were busy with friends, travel and their own pursuits. The grandparents were my mother's parents.........and they, and the great-grandparents were the whole world to me. I think of them with gratitude and love every day.

    Glad your situation came out so well. From what I read in Forums, you're a great guy any parent would be proud of!
  • Elekid239

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    Aug 19, 2012 2:24 PM GMT
    I wasn't put into a foster home, but while my mom was going through college, I lived with my grandfather, who was an alcoholic, who was abusive. One moment I saw my head hit mine and my brothers metal bunkbed, next I was in the hospital hearing a lot of yelling, then my mom comes in saying that they are moving me in with my great grandfather in South Africa until she finished college and got situated, little did I know I'd be there for 10 years before the call finally came that she was financially stable, but at the age of fourteen, after living of nature with my family's tribe I didn't want to go back, my mom was remarried already had her two other kids back and left me for last because she was afraid of what I would have said or I how would of acted. Now is my last year with her and I love her to death and will take all of my experiences with me.
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    Aug 19, 2012 4:05 PM GMT
    Daas said
    paulflexes saidBTW, I met my birth mother at age 31. We're still in contact.


    I'm in occasional contact with my mom. I met my dad once when i was 13.
    Nobody in my birth family knows what happened to my read dad. He left my birth mom standing at the alter...literally...and no one's heard from him since. That's actually the reason I was put up for adoption (with the records sealed)...back then having a child out of wedlock was taboo, and considered a disgrace to the family. It took my birth mom 31 years to find me.
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    Aug 19, 2012 4:16 PM GMT
    Daas saidSo, my mom was into meth. She'd disappear for days, weeks. at a time and I was left to try to manage on my own. Food, clothing, school. I was finally taken into the system and got into a foster home. It was amazing for me. A really good experience and a good jump off point for college, etc.

    AJ my foster dad was and IS an amazing man. He set the base point for my adult success. Love you AJ.


    And you turned out to be a really great guy! icon_cool.gif