Lisa - posted on 09/18/2010 ( 5 moms have responded )
Long story short, I have 4 kids from previous relationship. I'm also licensed to be a foster parent in the state of Michigan. I married a guy that had 3 kids from a previous relationship. We tried for a baby but were havent problems, due to him getting fixed after his first divorce. We did fertility treatments and I'm now pregnant with triplets. Recently I found my hubby molesting my kids when I came home early from work. We are currently getting a divorce and he went to jail. His kids are in foster care and my kids have play dates once a week with them. This usually causes a melt down because they dont understand why they cant live together anymore. They all get along very well, they are all under the age of 8. Right now I work part time, and also pregnant so I have a lot on my table. But the state did offer custody to me. Should I accept? Should I be their foster parent? I dont know what to do. I would have to be on some sort of state aid...... I never thought about being a single mom of 7 kids with 3 on the way. A lot of people are saying I should do it, the kids call me mom and I can give them a good home. My main concern is money and never having a life of my own. I know this sounds selfish. Sorry. What should I do? Their mom died a few years ago of cancer and so far none of his family shown any interest in adopting them. I just had to see the go thru the system. Man, I would have to drive a bus. What do I do ?