FOSTERING AND TRANS
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6d ago
 Our transitioning foster son is doing great, all things considered. Yeah, he's doing great, it's the people who are using the issue of transitioning as a political football who are doing not so well. When the government were recently described as a "parcel of rogues" in the House of Commons, the reference was entirely about ill-gotten wealth. Shame, because roguery comes in many forms, and one face of rougery is that of increasing the pain of a suffering child to win votes, win power. I can hardly believe that the entire future of the United Kingdom is going to be decided by transitionin ..read more
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LITTLE THINGS MATTER
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1w ago
 There are, in my experience, tons of folks who wonder "Could I foster?" I remember a story I read as a child about a wise man who wandered from village to village and villagers would tap him for his wisdom. One time a villager asked him if believing in any of the Gods was the answer. The wise man pointed to a tree and walked away. This response caused endless argument in the village, A year later the wise man wandered back to the same village and they asked him what the heck he meant, pointing at the tree. He replied "It's an apple tree. Your question is the same as wondering if you like ..read more
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HAND WASHING
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1w ago
 When you foster a child one of the first things that rears itself into view is the child's view of their own family. They are bewildered - especially if young - that they've been haulded out of a domestic situation that they assume is normal.  "So," they think to themselves "Why an I now living and sleeping in a stranger's house, and who do they think they are? What, so some stranger told me just  because my mum and her latest boyfriend, the syringes thing and the drinking while we were watching them wierd films. And the loud crazy noiseslate at night. Isn't it what people do ..read more
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YIKES! MY FOSTER CHILD IS AN ADULT!
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3w ago
 Interesting question; what happens to a child in care when they reach their 18th birthday? They're not a child any more, not in the eyes of the law. Mind, does that mean they're ready to get out there into the big bad world and fend for themselves? Stupid question.  Of course not. Why, I'm not sure I'm ready yet, and my 18th birthday is a dim and distant, except for one sure memory, namely I could not have come close to coping on my tod. The fact that a child is in care all the way up to their 18th means they haven't a home or family to return to, so if they strike out on their own ..read more
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WHAT DO FOSTER KIDS MAKE OF US?
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2M ago
 So, gentle reader, how's the housekeeping going? If you're reading this a hundred years from now (that's one of the many strange things about the internet) you'll need reminding that the end of 2022 was the beginning of an austerity that might end up the worst since the depression of a hundred years before. No point going over how come, but it's the reason I'm asking the reader of 2022 how their housekeeping is going, what with rocketing prices and declining incomes. Blue Sky has made a cost-of-living payment to each and every one of their registered foster carers. It's a help, not only ..read more
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THE WILD BLUE YONDER
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2M ago
 Ok, there's a lot wrong with this country. But there's a lot more that's right with the UK, only it doesn't make the headlines. Take, for example, the way the state cares for looked after children when their time in fostering comes to an end. 18 years of age is not grown-up enough to head out and try for a job, accomodation, and all the paraphanalia that amounts to independence. No matter how a looked-after child has matured in fostering, it would be a disaster to send them on their way. So. We don't. Not here anyway, I don't know what they do in other countries, but in the UK the young ..read more
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THE INSPECTOR CALLS
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2M ago
 When caring for a youngster with a standout issue it's easy to forget the whole person. I've found that fostering a young man who is transitioning is demanding, but not so demanding as I would have imagined prior to taking it on. The whole business is inspiring and enlightening. The biggest downside is, and I'm being absolutley honest here; the mountain of paperwordk and bureaucratic hokum that stands in the way. I KNOW that people create fake identities to commit scams, I KNOW that false passports are worth their weight in heroin. I know safeguards have to be in place against those crim ..read more
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FOOD PROBLEM SOLVING
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2M ago
 The reason food is a big deal for children coming into care is pretty simple. After the basics of air and water, food is the next most important thing. Children of all shapes and sizes are brought into care for all manner of reasons, but there are some common factors. We had a girl stay with us, her father was starting a ten-year prison sentence for what he did to the girl's older sister. The father and the mother were both profoundly deaf and had learning difficulties. Social workers discovered that they had a cooker in the kitchen with four hobs, an oven and an overhead grill, which ha ..read more
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THAT JOHN LEWIS CHRISTMAS AD
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3M ago
 Congratulations to the big shops that decided to hold back on the usual Christmas ads featuring vast banquets of luxury food.  Not all did, and the ones that went the traditional way have ended up with egg on their face. Or maybe egg nog. This Christmas is going to be an exercise in careful budgeting for millions. We had a tight Christmas one year a while back. Other half had worked for a firm for a year on a promise of a share in the big payday they were planning. It didn't happen. We ended up raiding the coin pot in the kitchen to do our Christmas supermarket run. Plus, we decided ..read more
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GAMES PEOPLE PLAY
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3M ago
Forgive me, I'm having a bit of a rant.  Transitioning from female to male is challenging enough, our newest and eldest foster child is doing it, and he (he chooses to identify as 'he') is a hero. His heroism includes his courage in the face of politicians and newspapers who are whipping up protest about the process, all for their personal gain. Twas ever thus… I'm forever shaking my head about pople who know less than nothing (by which I mean the things that they think they know are untrue), and enjoy using them to stop other people, who they've never met, doing what they choose to do wi ..read more
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