I feel so sorry for the kids - how must they feel? it's bad enough when you get the scenario where daddy leaves you and your siblings and goes and moves in with someone else with kids, who then get all your dads time.
TBH I am surprised that the fostering agencies don't think this wierd. It smacks of double standards all round. Like the foster kids are paying the way for the other kids to have a better life than them!
Sounds like she wants her own children's rooms for the foster children so she can make a living. Foster carers do get paid quite a lot and maybe her own children WANTED to go to boarding school. Seems odd, yes, but if it works for them, why not?
OK, yes they are a bit young. Did she not have any relatives they could live with like grandparents. When i was 4yrs old and my brother was just under 1yr old we were farmed out to our grandparents, because my mum was not well (manic depressive) and my dad was working abroad. Was she a foster carer before? If not then bit of a strange career move, maybe can only see the money side of it and the foster agencies are desperate.
I fought a v ery bitter custody battle and dd had a place at a school that offered boarding, she would not have boarded until the secondary phase though. Does not mean I don't love my daughter and was the correct parent to have residency.
I have discussed being a foster parent actually, but because if ill health I dont think I would be accepted. I also don;t think I am a good enough mother to my own before inflicting myself on another. If I were to foster I would not take in another child as my dd started boarding though.