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Old 08-31-2008, 08:55 PM   #1
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Foster care & the military??

I've always wanted to adopt and DH has always said no. More like, "NO!" Not even when I showed him pics of beautiful little babies and toddlers without families. But tonight while I was washing dishes I asked him if we might could think about fostering in the future. He didn't say yes, but he said we'd think about it. Does anyone know how it would work if you fostered in the military? Like with Tricare and such?

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Old 09-01-2008, 08:55 PM   #2
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Re: Foster care & the military??

I don't know anything about the military side except that foster children cannot be taken across state lines to live only to visit with special permission so you would not be able to keep foster children from state a if you moved to state b. Also all foster children ( in Michigan at least) are covered by medicaid as far as insurance.
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Old 09-02-2008, 07:48 AM   #3
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I would say military cannot foster. You would stay in a one place maybe 3-5 years. One could not take the foster children out of the state and that would not be good for the children that would then be yet moved one more time. The children may think that they are not wanted yet again.

How every I just found something that if you wanted to do foster to adopt and you are military that may be possible.

Check this link...and you will need to do some searching. I know your DH said not to adoption...but is foster to adopt an option or just foster?
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Old 09-06-2008, 07:21 PM   #4
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Re: Foster care & the military??

DH is military, we are fostering to adopt. The state has no problems with military fostering, in fact they loved it. You do have to consider that you could get orders, and potentially disrupt a child if that were to happen. However, as we all know, not everyone in the military moves every few years (DH and I havent PCSed our whole time since he finished training, and it doesnt look like we will before his enlistment is up next year). However, you'll get some notice usually when PCSing, so you can prepare a child for a slow transition. I dont think being military means you cant foster- just that you need to be honest and prepare yourself for if you were to PCS.
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Old 09-12-2008, 11:54 AM   #5
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Re: Foster care & the military??

also, if your dh were to pcs, you dont necessarily have to go with at that time
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