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Old 11-02-2022, 12:24 PM   #1
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Some my know but my wife & I were foster parents for a long time. Thatís how we ended up adopting 8 kiddos. Well my oldest daughter & sil foster now. Well last night was a rough night. They got a placement 8 or 9 months ago, a beautiful 3 month baby girl. Last night it was time to say goodbye. Time for her to got to her forever home. Iím glad we got to watch her grow, listen to her say momma, dada, nanaw & pawpaw!! Glad to watch her take her 1st step, then walk all over the house. Watch her throw scratch out for the chickens.
You know we had several kids leave our house & it hurt. But thatís what you sign up for sometimes. BUT it rough on pawpaw to say good bye. I didnít want her to go. I begged & pleaded with God to let her stay but I guess he had different plans than mine. But heís the same God today as my daughter & SIL dropped her off this morning as he was the day we got her.
I thought it was rough being a foster parent but I think I was wrong. I think itís rougher be a foster Pawpaw. Iím hoping we can work something out with her new family to stay connected. Cause I sure do miss her already!!

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Old 11-02-2022, 12:27 PM   #2
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There is a special place in Heaven for foster parents. I'm sorry for the sadness, but when you think of the sadness prevented in that child's life, simply because of the love y'all have shown, you gotta be proud. God bless y'all.
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Old 11-02-2022, 12:27 PM   #3
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I can't imagine the hurt but God be with you for doing what you do.
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Old 11-02-2022, 12:28 PM   #4
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Amen for you and your family brother! I pray God brings comfort on your heart but y'alls hurt is true proof yall Love the way your suppose to!
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Old 11-02-2022, 12:30 PM   #5
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God Bless you and your family!
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Old 11-02-2022, 12:34 PM   #6
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My wife and I fostered for 8 years and certainly has its highs and lows. I feel for y'all but try and take comfort in knowing that y'all were blessed to be a piece of the puzzle that will make up her life! Prayers for your family as you process this life changing event!
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Old 11-02-2022, 12:34 PM   #7
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Some my know but my wife & I were foster parents for a long time. Thatís how we ended up adopting 8 kiddos. Well my oldest daughter & sil foster now. Well last night was a rough night. They got a placement 8 or 9 months ago, a beautiful 3 month baby girl. Last night it was time to say goodbye. Time for her to got to her forever home. Iím glad we got to watch her grow, listen to her say momma, dada, nanaw & pawpaw!! Glad to watch her take her 1st step, then walk all over the house. Watch her throw scratch out for the chickens.
You know we had several kids leave our house & it hurt. But thatís what you sign up for sometimes. BUT it rough on pawpaw to say good bye. I didnít want her to go. I begged & pleaded with God to let her stay but I guess he had different plans than mine. But heís the same God today as my daughter & SIL dropped her off this morning as he was the day we got her.
I thought it was rough being a foster parent but I think I was wrong. I think itís rougher be a foster Pawpaw. Iím hoping we can work something out with her new family to stay connected. Cause I sure do miss her already!!

Got to say it one more time:
Tater Tot Pawpaw loves you!!


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Special place in heaven for you and your family sir!


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Old 11-02-2022, 12:36 PM   #8
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I can't imagine how hard that must be, takes a special person to do that and I just don't know that I could handle it.
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Old 11-02-2022, 01:18 PM   #9
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There is a special place in Heaven for foster parents. I'm sorry for the sadness, but when you think of the sadness prevented in that child's life, simply because of the love y'all have shown, you gotta be proud. God bless y'all.


Well said. I agree 100%. God bless yíall for fostering
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Old 11-02-2022, 01:27 PM   #10
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There is a special place in Heaven for foster parents. I'm sorry for the sadness, but when you think of the sadness prevented in that child's life, simply because of the love y'all have shown, you gotta be proud. God bless y'all.
Amen is all i can say.
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Old 11-02-2022, 01:28 PM   #11
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God Bless you and your family for being Fosters. I don't think I am strong enough to love something then let it go like that.
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Old 11-02-2022, 01:32 PM   #12
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Old 11-02-2022, 01:35 PM   #13
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It hurt seeing K&Mís pain through the last few daysÖbut Iíll echo Curtís statement. Yíall have all been a blessing to every child that has come into yíallís lives. Itís a high honor for me to call you guys my friends. And even though your wife didnít agree with my assessment 10 years ago about how this is yíallís ministry and yíall just see it as being parents, weíll just have to continue to agree to disagree hug your babies extra tight, continue to pray for Tater Tot (as I know yíall will) and trust in the Only One who controls all things. We love yíall, brother
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Old 11-02-2022, 01:36 PM   #14
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Hang in there buddy. You did a great thing for that little angel. May God Bless you.


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Old 11-02-2022, 01:43 PM   #15
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you have our prayers and support.

Just remember YOU made a difference and an impact in a child's life
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Old 11-02-2022, 01:53 PM   #16
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Form acorns mighty oaks grow...please tell everyone in the family involved with the fostering thank you!! Folks like you and yours are what helps give me hope in the fight for the direction of our nation.
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Old 11-02-2022, 02:02 PM   #17
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Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends

Had something else typed up, but as usual the Lord's words are better than mine. Well done and praying for the pain of letting go you are all experiencing
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Old 11-02-2022, 02:21 PM   #18
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What an honorable and loving thing to do. My neighbors are fosters. We are always touched to see them invest so much into developing and nourishing young lives only to have them eventually leave. I can only imagine how hard that must be. Kudos to you guys for being able to do that.
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Old 11-02-2022, 02:26 PM   #19
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Some my know but my wife & I were foster parents for a long time. Thatís how we ended up adopting 8 kiddos. Well my oldest daughter & sil foster now. Well last night was a rough night. They got a placement 8 or 9 months ago, a beautiful 3 month baby girl. Last night it was time to say goodbye. Time for her to got to her forever home. Iím glad we got to watch her grow, listen to her say momma, dada, nanaw & pawpaw!! Glad to watch her take her 1st step, then walk all over the house. Watch her throw scratch out for the chickens.
You know we had several kids leave our house & it hurt. But thatís what you sign up for sometimes. BUT it rough on pawpaw to say good bye. I didnít want her to go. I begged & pleaded with God to let her stay but I guess he had different plans than mine. But heís the same God today as my daughter & SIL dropped her off this morning as he was the day we got her.
I thought it was rough being a foster parent but I think I was wrong. I think itís rougher be a foster Pawpaw. Iím hoping we can work something out with her new family to stay connected. Cause I sure do miss her already!!

Got to say it one more time:
Tater Tot Pawpaw loves you!!


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This is a tough one to read. My wife and I fostered two sisters, and were blessed to be able to adopt them after a year. I don't know that we could've ever gone through the process again if we'd had to give them back.
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Old 11-02-2022, 02:31 PM   #20
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God bless you sir!!!!
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Old 11-02-2022, 02:31 PM   #21
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Great job! God Bless! It takes amazing people to be great foster parents.
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Old 11-02-2022, 02:36 PM   #22
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There is a special place in Heaven for foster parents. I'm sorry for the sadness, but when you think of the sadness prevented in that child's life, simply because of the love y'all have shown, you gotta be proud. God bless y'all.
Thanks for your Service to the World.
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Old 11-02-2022, 02:38 PM   #23
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God bless you and your family…this breaks my heart!
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Old 11-02-2022, 02:43 PM   #24
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May the Lord Bless you richly. Your cup already overflows. Thanks for sharing.
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Old 11-02-2022, 02:46 PM   #25
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That would be a tough one. Bless you guys for what you do.
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Old 11-02-2022, 02:50 PM   #26
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May the Lord Bless you richly. Your cup already overflows. Thanks for sharing.

On the way home this morning this came on. And this is the exact way I fill. Extremely blessed & my cup does over flow. Even though Iím so unworthy of the many blessings God has bestowed on me.

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Old 11-02-2022, 02:54 PM   #27
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It's is extremely tough. We had to foster our two and watch them leave once for 2 weeks, only to get them back and finish adoption. Always a curve ball in there somewhere.
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Old 11-02-2022, 03:11 PM   #28
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I understand exactly where you are Sir ! My daughter and SIL fostered kids a few years ago. My wife and I quickly got attached to the little ones and it is indeed hard to see them go. In particular one little Latino brother and sister that I was hoping they would adopt, but it wasn’t in the cards. They finally did adopt two kids, a boy and girl. The boy is now 17 I think and the girl 15. Both came from mothers who were druggies. The kids don’t really realize how lucky they are. I sometimes still wonder where the others are and how life is working out for them.
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God Bless foster parents who do it for the right reasons. Hopefully you all can stay in touch .
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God bless you for that.
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Old 11-02-2022, 03:20 PM   #31
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There is a special place in Heaven for foster parents. I'm sorry for the sadness, but when you think of the sadness prevented in that child's life, simply because of the love y'all have shown, you gotta be proud. God bless y'all.
Ditto. I could not have said it better myself.
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Old 11-02-2022, 03:20 PM   #32
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There is a special place in Heaven for foster parents. I'm sorry for the sadness, but when you think of the sadness prevented in that child's life, simply because of the love y'all have shown, you gotta be proud. God bless y'all.
^^^ x 100
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Old 11-02-2022, 03:56 PM   #33
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There is a special place in Heaven for foster parents. I'm sorry for the sadness, but when you think of the sadness prevented in that child's life, simply because of the love y'all have shown, you gotta be proud. God bless y'all.
Curt summed it up perfectly. I was having trouble with my emotions to say the right words.

God Bless you and your loving family!
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Old 11-02-2022, 04:24 PM   #34
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There is a special place in Heaven for foster parents. I'm sorry for the sadness, but when you think of the sadness prevented in that child's life, simply because of the love y'all have shown, you gotta be proud. God bless y'all.
This!!!!
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Old 11-02-2022, 10:03 PM   #35
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Bless y'all for what you do
You do make a difference!!
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Old 11-03-2022, 08:08 AM   #36
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Old 11-03-2022, 08:22 AM   #37
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We fostered our two kids and their sibling for 3 1/2 years before adopting them. It almost tore me apart when the third one went home. I have sent prayers of peace out for you and your family. I still remember going through training and being told not to get attached to your foster kids. In my mind anyone who could do that shouldn’t be a parent at any level. We are built to love and nurture. God bless you for doing that.
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Old 11-03-2022, 09:15 AM   #38
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There is a special place in Heaven for foster parents. I'm sorry for the sadness, but when you think of the sadness prevented in that child's life, simply because of the love y'all have shown, you gotta be proud. God bless y'all.
Another amen.

I couldnít do it.

God bless those who can.
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Old 11-03-2022, 09:21 AM   #39
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We fostered our two kids and their sibling for 3 1/2 years before adopting them. It almost tore me apart when the third one went home. I have sent prayers of peace out for you and your family. I still remember going through training and being told not to get attached to your foster kids. In my mind anyone who could do that shouldnít be a parent at any level. We are built to love and nurture. God bless you for doing that.

All of you who foster are amazing, Heaven sent angels. I can't even understand how one would go about not getting attached.
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Old 11-03-2022, 09:34 AM   #40
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Old 11-03-2022, 09:38 AM   #41
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Old 11-03-2022, 09:43 AM   #42
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Good job. making differences in the life of young ones. building a platform for them for success.
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Old 11-03-2022, 09:50 AM   #43
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I keep coming back and coming back to this thread because my daughter fosters and a couple of years ago she had one little boy that lived with them for about a year and a half. When he went back to his parents it really left a hole in my heart and I miss him so much.
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