Opening our home to Foster children

Opening our home to Foster children

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    Opening our home to Foster children

    Wife and I have decided to open up our home to kids in transition who are in foster care.
    At this time we are in the process of the required training to be officially licensed as a foster home.

    Since we are both employed in the Child Protection Agency, we have seen the need, and it is great. A combination of kids having babies, and the drug epidemic, has ravished the minds and senses of many people with children in our care, and made it impossible for them to provide a good home for their children that is safe, nurturing and able to fulfill their needs.

    Since we have the home with unused space, and plenty of outside area, we felt it was in us to step up and do something. Maybe we can impart something good in the children that will stick with them as they go forward. Maybe we will adopt in the process.

    I thought my years of grow’in young’ins was over, but apparently not.

    Would certainly welcome the prayers of the pray’in community here goin forward.
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    Wonderful. What’s KY’s attitude toward weapons in foster homes?
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    Quote Originally Posted by PPS1980 View Post
    Wonderful. What’s KY’s attitude toward weapons in foster homes?
    As long as they are either stored in a safe, or in the direct control of the adult, it’s fine. I have a safe, and a lock box by my bed, so no problem; although my ammo and the stored guns must be kept separate. A little inconvenient, but very doable.

    Kentucky promotes the idea that the foster children be allowed to participate in the same activities that their peer group participated in, which includes hunting, fishing , shooting sports and archery.
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    Quote Originally Posted by glockman10mm View Post
    As long as they are either stored in a safe, or in the direct control of the adult, it’s fine. I have a safe, and a lock box by my bed, so no problem; although my ammo and the stored guns must be kept separate. A little inconvenient, but very doable.

    Kentucky promotes the idea that the foster children be allowed to participate in the same activities that their peer group participated in, which includes hunting, fishing , shooting sports and archery.
    Thanks. Too many states allow their child protective service to be too anti-2A. Good to hear KY is supportive of 2A foster homes.
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    Opening our home to Foster children

    Gman, God bless you and your better half for stepping up to a great need. I’m not sure I could succeed at it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by graydude View Post
    Gman, God bless you and your better half for stepping up to a great need. I’m not sure I could succeed at it.
    Ha! Not sure if I can either, but here we go!
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    Quote Originally Posted by glockman10mm View Post
    Wife and I have decided to open up our home to kids in transition who are in foster care.
    At this time we are in the process of the required training to be officially licensed as a foster home.

    Since we are both employed in the Child Protection Agency, we have seen the need, and it is great. A combination of kids having babies, and the drug epidemic, has ravished the minds and senses of many people with children in our care, and made it impossible for them to provide a good home for their children that is safe, nurturing and able to fulfill their needs.

    Since we have the home with unused space, and plenty of outside area, we felt it was in us to step up and do something. Maybe we can impart something good in the children that will stick with them as they go forward. Maybe we will adopt in the process.

    I thought my years of grow’in young’ins was over, but apparently not.

    Would certainly welcome the prayers of the pray’in community here goin forward.
    Good on you and DW, Gman!

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    I'm happy to say, as your first foster child I set a very high standard.
    I hope the others can follow.
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    Good for you. My wife and I are fosters as well. We desperately wanted to adopt the little girl that was in our care for 1.75 years. The state filed for termination and her lawyers kept delaying the hearing giving the mother a last chance to get sober. Since she was sober, the courts decided to return her to her mother. I have no idea why the mother (and father) couldn't get sober during the previous 2 years the child was removed from the home. It broke our hearts to see that sweet little girl go back to a parent that will likely start using drugs in the next few months. We pray for her every day.
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    I myself adopted a child many years ago and I admire you and your wife. God bless you and me and my wife will keep you in our prayers.

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    Glockman10mm, what a kind and generous thing for you to do. I hope that this becomes a great part of your life.
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    My wife and I started down this road 28yrs ago. She, being a school principal, really saw the need then. Well, we went through all of that training and never fostered any children...however, we did adopt our son at birth.
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    Good for you and your wife! I am sure you will be blessed as will the kids who you have an impact on!
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    Good for you Gman. I'm sure the little ones you provide with a safe and secure environment will flourish.
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    Good for the two of you. Now you don't have to babysit me, although I might have been more of a challenge.
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