Fun story time!
When I was a kid my Mum had a friend who was a single parent of 2 and a foster Mum. I spent a lot of time at her house and heard a lot of nasty stories about the foster care system and about how nice her house was in comparison.
So I’ve kinda always wanted to be a foster parent and keep a full house and help kids because kids are wicked cool and no kid deserves to be put into a nasty foster home. With my health being as it is now, I mean… like idk treatments are still out there for me that I just don’t know about yet I hope. Plus maybe my future partner/s will be able enough to help me make this a reality.
My parents are totally cool with it. They’ve always known that I’ve wanted to have a big family, and when I told them about my abuse and that I wasn’t comfortable having giving birth they were cool with me adopting and now that it’s confirmed near-impossible for me to have kids due to my endo they’re even more supportive. I have aunts and uncles who are less supportive, and my Gramma is just plain-out freaked by the idea of people raising kids they’re not biologically related to (idgi).
Really the reason I’m sharing is I’m kinda wondering if anyone reading this has ever thought of adopting or fostering? What are/were your motivations behind it? Is your family supportive of it?