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Would you take on a family members kids?.

(34 Posts)
lisad123everybodydancenow Sun 14-Jul-13 21:15:00

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lisad123everybodydancenow Mon 15-Jul-13 00:07:14

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Shesparkles Mon 15-Jul-13 00:13:02

Sibling or extended family's children, without a second thought. Fortunately the children do all,see a lot of each other and it's a relatively tight age group

lisad123everybodydancenow Mon 15-Jul-13 00:17:23

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Mrpip Fri 19-Jul-13 21:08:03

Yes I would and I have. I took on my niece as a baby and I wouldn't hesitate to do the same again even though I now have 5 children. I didn't think twice when the situation arouse. It's been difficult for numerous reasons ( and it will continue to be) but I honestly never considered saying no as a option for me. I'm extremely thankful my dh felt the same way.

Frikadellen Fri 26-Jul-13 15:20:35

yes I will and I did when my sister needed help with my niece. (not due to issues with sister and niece I hasten to add) Niece lived with us for 18 months. Harder to say about cousins as I live in the UK and my cousins are all in Denmark would be a very hard swap for the kids to suddenly be uprouted to another country.

poppingin1 Fri 26-Jul-13 15:22:20

I would.

ImNotBloody14 Fri 26-Jul-13 15:23:45

It would depend in alot of things tbh. What age i was- if my own dcs would cope with it- whether the foster dcs had extra needs Nd whether i could meet them- how hostile ir co-operative the mother/rest of family would be- how long it would be for- what support i/ they would get to
transition. Lots of factors to take into account

ProphetOfDoom Fri 26-Jul-13 15:30:55

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Kendodd Fri 26-Jul-13 15:43:47

Yes, but depending on what the children were like. Sad to say but if they were very damaged with unmanageable behaviour, then No, I don't think I could cope and it would have too detrimental affect on my own children.

I would also want them to then stay with me permanently and not in and out of parents care, to be let down yet again and be unable to stay. I have seen this with my own family, in and out of care seems the worse outcome of all.

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