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What to do, babysitters foster kids leaving

Moms View Message Board: General Discussion: Archive May 2006: What to do, babysitters foster kids leaving
By Missmudd on Tuesday, May 2, 2006 - 05:15 pm:

My babysitter takes care of two sweet little foster children. It has been made known to me that they are transitioning to their new family. I would like to send a card or something saying that I am thinking of her and them but I dont know what to say or how to say it. It must break her heart to let them go, I think she has had these cuties for over a year, but they are going to a new adoptive home, which is the best thing for them. But I dont want to say that cause it sounds funny to my ears. I dont know. Any foster moms out there, what should I say/do?

By Cat on Tuesday, May 2, 2006 - 05:36 pm:

Is she the foster parent? If she's the foster parent she knew getting into it that it'd be temporary. And as a child care provider we know all our kids will be temporary because they will move on (move, change care providers or outgrow us). Honestly I think a congratulations is in order! These kids are getting a forever family. That's GREAT!!! Maybe you could get a picture of your provider with the children and frame it for her. If your child is close to these children a small farewell gift for them wouldn't be out of line. Jmho, of course. Good luck to the kiddos. :)

By Sandysmom on Tuesday, May 2, 2006 - 06:06 pm:

I like Cat's idea of a picture of the provider with the children. When the children get to their new adoptive home they will be swamped with new gifts so I think a picture is perfect. Is the foster parents doing a life-book for the children? That picture can be put in the life-book and it is something that will always be cherished. At our foster-parent training, they actually teach us about life-books and the importance they have to the children.


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