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Papergirl1968 Sun 11-Jun-17 22:45:33

My 15-year-old dd has been to a foster career for respite this weekend, and my 13-year-old is due to go next weekend. Both are adopted, and have lots of emotional and behavioural issues.
Both smoke occasionally when they can get their hands on cigarettes. However the oldest has told me the FC smoked in the house, as did her foster son, 18. I'm quite unhappy about this as I don't want my two in a smoky environment, which might sound a bit precious as they smoke themselves, but I'm very anti smoking.
I don't want this to be a deal breaker but AIBU to ask that the foster family only smoke outdoors when my Dds are there?

Papergirl1968 Sun 11-Jun-17 22:46:33

Sorry, just to make it clear, this was the first weekend of foster care.

Sycamorewindmills Mon 12-Jun-17 15:36:30

I agree with you.

Flower20166 Tue 13-Jun-17 13:12:39

I'm very surprised that they're even allowed to smoke indoors! I'm guessing that their social worker isn't aware.
You're not being precious, I would not be happy about it either and would raise it either with the foster carer or your social worker if you have one.

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