About me:
twitter @fosterhood
email fosterhoodblog (at) gmail
Jo Frost (Super Nanny): 10 Questions
Radio Interviews 1.) American Public Media- The Story with Dick Gordon 2.) Radio National Australia 3.) RadioActive! Utah 4.) Mommybites
I’ve never been one of those goochy-goochy-goo baby type people.  At all. In fact, those people have always invoked an involuntary eye roll from me. The what-the-hell-are-you-doing-taking-in-a-foster-care-kid-on-your-own question is answered in pieces here,  here and here. I was originally interested in fostering the disabled older kids that get such a bad rap- but for some reason social services keeps tossing cute and healthy(ish) babies my way.
I’m not gay (wouldn’t mind if I was) and I haven’t given up on men, marriage or having biological children. Sometimes Sometimes I have a boyfriend, sometimes I don’t- if it gets serious, I’ll let you know named Brian sometimes I don’t- if it gets serious, I’ll let you know.  When I’m not heating-up and cooling-down bottles of formula, I work full-time as a psychologist and an adjunct professor.
Perhaps I can inspire a new breed of foster parents?  A younger (under 35), more educated, urban, adventurous and socially responsible kind?  If there are others out there like me, let’s connect!  Actually, I’d love to hear from anyone, foster parents or not.
UPDATE: So far I’ve had 2 3 foster care babies  1.  “Snap” (boy, 2-months old) 2. “Eaglet” (girl, 1-month old) and 3. “Jacket” (girl, 20-months old).
Snap is currently living with his mom in rehab back in foster care and I’m very disappointed that he was bounced to a new home and I wasn’t called to take him.  It took me 3-months to track him down in the system and I will attend his permanency hearing coming up in August 2011.  I visit often and will supposedly get to bring him home on the weekends soon.  Snap’s mom asked me to be his godmother and I foresee a lifelong relationship with the both of them he is being adopted by his current foster parent.
Eaglet's great-aunt stepped-up to take Eaglet and her siblings is back in foster care but she wasn’t returned to me because I couldn’t take her other two siblings and the goal is to keep them together.  I don’t have any contact with her or her family at this point.
Jacket was returned to her mom at the end of March 2011 after 16 months with me.  It was the hardest thing I’ve ever done.  I continue to have a tenuous relationship with Jacket’s mom and so far this has kept me involved in Jacket’s life. 
I am currently not taking anymore foster children because my it’s my goal to be a lifelong support person in the lives of the three that I’ve had.  Something tells me when all three are 15 years old in 2024 I may have my hands full!  Seeing as I am still in contact with 2 out of my 3 of my former foster children, I still consider myself in the ‘fosterhood’. 

About me:

twitter @fosterhood

email fosterhoodblog (at) gmail

Jo Frost (Super Nanny): 10 Questions

Radio Interviews 1.) American Public Media- The Story with Dick Gordon 2.) Radio National Australia 3.) RadioActive! Utah 4.) Mommybites

I’ve never been one of those goochy-goochy-goo baby type people.  At all. In fact, those people have always invoked an involuntary eye roll from me. The what-the-hell-are-you-doing-taking-in-a-foster-care-kid-on-your-own question is answered in pieces here,  here and here. I was originally interested in fostering the disabled older kids that get such a bad rap- but for some reason social services keeps tossing cute and healthy(ish) babies my way.

I’m not gay (wouldn’t mind if I was) and I haven’t given up on men, marriage or having biological children. Sometimes Sometimes I have a boyfriend, sometimes I don’t- if it gets serious, I’ll let you know named Brian sometimes I don’t- if it gets serious, I’ll let you know.  When I’m not heating-up and cooling-down bottles of formula, I work full-time as a psychologist and an adjunct professor.

Perhaps I can inspire a new breed of foster parents?  A younger (under 35), more educated, urban, adventurous and socially responsible kind?  If there are others out there like me, let’s connect!  Actually, I’d love to hear from anyone, foster parents or not.

UPDATE: So far I’ve had 2 3 foster care babies  1.  “Snap” (boy, 2-months old) 2. “Eaglet” (girl, 1-month old) and 3. “Jacket” (girl, 20-months old).

Snap is currently living with his mom in rehab back in foster care and I’m very disappointed that he was bounced to a new home and I wasn’t called to take him.  It took me 3-months to track him down in the system and I will attend his permanency hearing coming up in August 2011I visit often and will supposedly get to bring him home on the weekends soon.  Snap’s mom asked me to be his godmother and I foresee a lifelong relationship with the both of them he is being adopted by his current foster parent.

Eaglet's great-aunt stepped-up to take Eaglet and her siblings is back in foster care but she wasn’t returned to me because I couldn’t take her other two siblings and the goal is to keep them together.  I don’t have any contact with her or her family at this point.

Jacket was returned to her mom at the end of March 2011 after 16 months with me.  It was the hardest thing I’ve ever done.  I continue to have a tenuous relationship with Jacket’s mom and so far this has kept me involved in Jacket’s life. 

I am currently not taking anymore foster children because my it’s my goal to be a lifelong support person in the lives of the three that I’ve had.  Something tells me when all three are 15 years old in 2024 I may have my hands full!  Seeing as I am still in contact with 2 out of my 3 of my former foster children, I still consider myself in the ‘fosterhood’. 

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