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Old 01-05-2010, 09:16 PM   #1
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Anyone fostered while pregnant?

My post just got lost by the computer, but title really says it all anyway. Is it doable? Recommended? Crazy? We'd only be taking infants. I'm due in June.

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i did it, but i took in our foster son dec of 08 and found out i was preg feb 09 so he came 1st but I would not give him up for anything
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How old was he at the time?
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Re: Anyone fostered while pregnant?

We have not, but we've been trying. I'm currently 28 weeks pregnant. We've accepted 2 foster placements of newborns in the last couple weeks only to have them placed someone else at the last minute (after we got all excited and ready ). I think 2nd-early 3rd trimester would be the best time to get a placement, so we can be in a routine before baby I'm preggy with comes. If we do get a placement, I expect to use some of the reimbursement money to hire a mother's helper (and her job may just be "Keep the kids so I can nap" lol). I think that will make it do-able while pregnant.
Sorry we don't have more experience - it's not for lack of trying.
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our son was 2 1/2
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I am pregnant and we are waiting on our first foster/adopt placement. I am due in August and am also talking infants only.
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Re: Anyone fostered while pregnant?

I did! My foster son (age 6, then age 4) came to us first, and then I got pg. It is very doable. My baby is now 10 months old. I did ask for respite care for 2 weeks when the baby was born, which helped me to rest and recover a bit. I have a total of 4 children in my home.
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