Mother & baby fostering - anyone do it?

(8 Posts)
freddiefrog Fri 01-Feb-13 18:35:37

We have a bit of a situation and we've been asked to do the training so I just wondered if anyone had any experience of mother and baby fostering

Thanks!

Mum2lots Fri 01-Feb-13 20:10:14

I have it was the best thing I have ever done from being there at the birth to celebrating the first birthday . It's not the same situation for everyone but I'm a foster Nana xx

freddiefrog Fri 01-Feb-13 21:06:22

Thanks.

At the moment we mainly foster teens, so babies are really not on my radar. I've done my sleepless nights and nappy changing with my own kids so I'm not sure I want to go back there.

Our FC has announced she's pregnant, so we're exploring her options - staying here is one of them if we agree to it

Mum2lots Fri 01-Feb-13 21:12:22

Wow it is the same as our situation haha

freddiefrog Fri 01-Feb-13 21:17:44

How much of an input am I expected to have? I'll help and support her every step of the way, and I'll even do the occasional night feed, but I don't want to bring up another baby.

I've talked to a M&B carer I know, but she only does parenting assessments, so not quite so involved

Thanks!

Mum2lots Fri 01-Feb-13 21:26:50

I'm trying to work out how to pm you ?

Mum2lots Fri 01-Feb-13 21:48:14

We had a fantastic relationship with our FC no birth family SS did offer a mother and baby placement but she didn't want this tbh they worried about FC staying with us and as a Sw I understood why . You are rooting for the FC to do well you have to be honest with situations for the safety of the baby this comes first . If it does not work out would you carry on with FC placement and the baby goes into care ??? I never experienced that. But I was honest with bed sharing situation . I didn't do I guided no night feeds for me hahaha but I did listen to ensure they was being done . Hope this makes sense I'm really aware of confidentiality so I'm wary of sharing to much but I would talk more privately

freddiefrog Fri 01-Feb-13 22:06:46

Thank you!

I'm not sure how PMs work on here, I've just sent you a test one!

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