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EFP (Eavesdrop on Foster Parents): Overheard at a Supervised Visitation

“We do not hit people with cheese.”

“Do not start a fire right now. We don’t have time for that.”

“Just because the dog licks his butt, doesn’t mean you need to lick yours.”

Every parent (and mommy blog) talks about the things we say as parents that we never thought we would – but that now make perfect sense.

The world of foster parenting demands a whole new level of absurdity.

But you don’t have to take my word for it! I’m giving you a chance to Eavesdrop on Foster Parents!

 

EFP is our compilation of perfectly-rational, completely-ridiculous conversations – overheard in foster parent groups, court proceedings, team meetings, visits and more.

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Overheard at a Supervised Visitation:
 
I’ve thought about becoming a foster parent, but I don’t know how you do it. I think it would too hard to send them home.
 
~~Birth father, who’s child was removed from his care, during a supervised visit with his daughter, to the foster mom who supervises his visits because he is not allowed to see his child without adult supervision.


 
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No it’s your turn –tell me your ridiculous conversations –  they don’t have to be foster-care related. 

EFP (Eavesdrop on Foster Parents): Overheard at a Judicial Review Hearing

“Don’t look at me in that tone of voice!”

“No, we can not trade the puppy for Elmo.”

“Please stop trying to turn your brothers into unicorns.”

Every parent (and mommy blog) talks about the things we say as parents that we never thought we would – but that now make perfect sense.

The world of foster parenting demands a whole new level of absurdity.

But you don’t have to take my word for it! I’m giving you a chance to Eavesdrop on Foster Parents!

 

EFP is our compilation of perfectly-rational, completely-ridiculous conversations – overheard in foster parent groups, court proceedings, team meetings, visits and more.

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Overheard at a Judicial Review Hearing:

 
No, Your Honor, I have never intentionally given any child lice or ringworm – or any parasite, for that matter.
 
~~Foster mom’s response to bio-mom’s allegation (in open court) that the foster family must be purposely giving her child lice and ringworm since the child was “infested” every time bio-mom saw him, even though she treated and cured it at every.single.visit. 
(Note that, aside from the initial go-round with lice when child first came into care – 
while bio-mom was incarcerated, no one else EVER saw any evidence of lice OR ringworm)
 
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I know you’ve got some doozies — they don’t have to be foster-care related. Give ’em to me in the comments!

EFP (Eavesdrop on Foster Parents): Overheard on the Foster Parent Support Board

“Wow, I love your mini van.”

“Get your sword & hit him back.”

“Bend over. Let me sniff your butt.”

Every parent (and mommy blog) talks about the things we say as parents that we never thought we would – but that now make perfect sense.

But the world of foster parenting introduces a whole new dimension of ridiculous. I’ve decided to start compiling the gems I hear/read in foster parent groups, court hearings, team meetings, etc.

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Overheard on the Foster Parent Support Board:

If birth mom shows up for a meth hair test with freshly bleached hair – will that affect the results? What if she is clean-shaven *everywhere* else?

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I know you’ve got some doozies to share. Give ’em to me in the comments!