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Today, my mother started fostering a child to make some money. I wouldn't have a problem with this if she didn't make me babysit the kid and take him to and from school every day because she's "too busy". I work full-time and she's unemployed. FML

By Anonymous - / Wednesday 21 February 2018 14:00 / United Kingdom - Poole
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By  TheEndIsNigh  |  10

I'm not sure how this works, but it sounds like she fostered the kid for benefits or some sort of allowance and isn't actually looking after them. I admit I don't know the laws about this stuff, but I feel like this is fraud and neglect.

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By  TheEndIsNigh  |  10

I'm not sure how this works, but it sounds like she fostered the kid for benefits or some sort of allowance and isn't actually looking after them. I admit I don't know the laws about this stuff, but I feel like this is fraud and neglect.

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"don't?" really? despite all that the kid is suffering you know if they don't want to treat him or her right just give them back to the orphanage don't just take them in and ruin their only chance at life??

By  lukesick1  |  11

I usually wouldn't condone this but you should call CPS she's clearly just using the child for money and neglecting them. Or if you actually like the kid keep them I guess?

By  EnvyMe33  |  26

Children have feelings. What she is doing is morally wrong. I am sure turning your mother over to the authorities would be a hard decision but think of what she is doing to that child. Don’t you think the kid has been through enough?

By  OCD_NME  |  16

I swear there is a "your mom" joke in here somewhere. Like "your moms so dumb she thinks the money from fostering a child is for her." or "your moms so lazy she gets you to take care of her foster child" or "your moms so bad at parenting that she forgot to teach her full grown child with a full time job how to say no".......I know these arn't very good but my point is that your mom is being dumb and lazy and you should not enable her like you are. It really is the children that suffer.

By  interesting33  |  35

If she is fostering for the money, she is doing it for the wrong reasons which may not help the child. Thenmoney is surely meant to pay for the child's upkeep. It is not on top of that is it? I might be wrong but if the money is indeed for the child's upkeep then by taking it, she is not giving the child what he needs.

By  Mungolikecandy  |  13

£160 to £180 per week is quite a sum of money. However, if she is acting as you say, an anonymous tip to the foster agency or local council may be called for as she is not providing the nurturing environment needed by such children.

By  DanielleinDC  |  31

I would report her to the agency. If she's "too busy" to watch the kid and take him to and from school, she's too busy to be a foster mom. Not to mention if she's doing it for the money, she's doing it for all the wrong reasons.

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