Reply Hey Mom! Learn more about the Gerber Life Insurance Grow-Up Plan!
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 08-31-2008, 08:55 PM   #1
Hammie43's Avatar
Hammie43
Registered Users
seller
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Delaware
Posts: 917
My Mood:
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?


x-posted on military familise forum

Advertisement

__________________
Heather SAHM to my Buggy and Baby Bear

Here are samples of my work.
Hammie43 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-01-2008, 08:55 PM   #2
Leslieann's Avatar
Leslieann
Registered Users
seller
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Posts: 1,891
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.
__________________
"Any society that would give up a little liberty to gain a little security will deserve neither and lose both."
- Benjamin Franklin
Leslieann is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-02-2008, 07:48 AM   #3
bugaboo's Avatar
bugaboo
Registered Users
seller
seller
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Kentucky
Posts: 3,556
My Mood:
Re: Foster care & the military??

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. http://adopt-abroad.com/foster.htm

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?
__________________
I am a Pampered Chef married to my hero & mother to non-vax'n and homeschooling princesses.
Getting healthy with Purium (ask me how you can get $50 towards your first purchase).
Clothdiapers, hairbows, tutus and more at Mama's Bug A Boo (military discount...pm me for code)
"Freedom is not Free"
bugaboo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-06-2008, 07:21 PM   #4
duckieheart's Avatar
duckieheart
Registered Users
seller
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Posts: 243
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.
__________________
Sarah
Mama to a princess and two princes
duckieheart is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-12-2008, 11:54 AM   #5
BringMeTheStars's Avatar
BringMeTheStars
Registered Users
seller
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Junction City, Ks
Posts: 2,041
My Mood:
Re: Foster care & the military??

also, if your dh were to pcs, you dont necessarily have to go with at that time
__________________
Manda , mum to Corbin 4-26-7, my self-taught Hypno-Bradley birth & Seren Adele 3-29-10, my Unassisted Home Waterbirth!& Breslin Sophia 2-16-12, my unintended hospital birth, yet med free. Due with PiP June 2014! Married to The Best Man Ever, My Husband, My Hero, My Everything 12-17-05
BringMeTheStars is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Copyright 2005 - 2014 Escalate Media. All Rights Reserved.