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Home Study rpgmomma8404 1 child; St Ann, Missouri 7591 posts
22nd Mar '13

Trying to get my niece out of foster care. They are going to do a home study. What do I need to do and what should I look forward too?

☠BryBry'sMuM☠ Due March 19; 1 child; Fullerton, California 15229 posts
22nd Mar '13

good luck hun ill do researh for you on the internet. i hope you get answers from mamas on her!

[JadeLee] 1 child; Minnesota 12190 posts
22nd Mar '13

Have your house clean, have somewhere for her to sleep.



How old? Possibly plug covers, gates for safety. Just stuff you would do for your kids.

user banned California 36390 posts
22nd Mar '13

Make sure your house is clean, chemicals are locked up, no drugs (obviously), fire extinguisher, make sure smoke alarms work, that she'll have a safe place to sleep.

☠BryBry'sMuM☠ Due March 19; 1 child; Fullerton, California 15229 posts
22nd Mar '13
lolajessup Due July 25; 2 kids; 1 angel baby; Beaverton, Michigan 44057 posts
22nd Mar '13

I'm pretty sure you need a certain amt of square footage for her room. But idk how much it is. My friend said its not a lot. But they'll obviously wanna make sure it's clean and safe for her to be there.

rpgmomma8404 1 child; St Ann, Missouri 7591 posts
22nd Mar '13
Quoting [JadeLee]:" Have your house clean, have somewhere for her to sleep. How old? Possibly plug covers, gates for safety. Just stuff you would do for your kids."

She's 7, going to be 8 in October.

[JadeLee] 1 child; Minnesota 12190 posts
22nd Mar '13

I know for fostering my mom had to have fire extinguishers, but I am not sure what she did when she was doing it for a family member.

rpgmomma8404 1 child; St Ann, Missouri 7591 posts
22nd Mar '13
Quoting lolajessup:" I'm pretty sure you need a certain amt of square footage for her room. But idk how much it is. My friend ... [snip!] ... how much it is. My friend said its not a lot. But they'll obviously wanna make sure it's clean and safe for her to be there."

Yeah the room thing is our major issue right now. We only have two bedrooms and I know her and my son can't share a room. I was thinking about moving the master bedroom downstairs into the basement and letting the kids have the upstairs bedrooms but I'm not sure if they will like that idea. Will even go as far as getting baby monitors. They just really want to get her with family. She's been within the system for a year now and her mom and dad are not going anywhere. They keep f**king up and just prolonging everything.

user banned California 36390 posts
22nd Mar '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting rpgmomma8404:</b>" Yeah the room thing is our major issue right now. We only have two bedrooms and I know her and my son ... [snip!] ... the system for a year now and her mom and dad are not going anywhere. They keep f**king up and just prolonging everything. "</blockquote>




Sometimes they're a little.bit more lenient with family.

rpgmomma8404 1 child; St Ann, Missouri 7591 posts
22nd Mar '13
Quoting Forrest Bondurant &hearts:" <blockquote><b>Quoting rpgmomma8404:</b>" Yeah the room thing is our major issue right ... [snip!] ... f**king up and just prolonging everything. "</blockquote> Sometimes they're a little.bit more lenient with family."

I hope so. I feel so sorry for my niece right now. I wish her mom would stop f**king up.

☠BryBry'sMuM☠ Due March 19; 1 child; Fullerton, California 15229 posts
22nd Mar '13
Quoting rpgmomma8404:" I hope so. I feel so sorry for my niece right now. I wish her mom would stop f**king up. "


I feel so bad for your niece!! omg it breaks my heart! i wish her parents would stop fukn up to!!
kudos to you hun for doing this for her!! i would to if i had a niece or nephew in this situation!

rpgmomma8404 1 child; St Ann, Missouri 7591 posts
22nd Mar '13
Quoting ☠BryBry's MuM☠:" I feel so bad for your niece!! omg it breaks my heart! i wish her parents would stop fukn up to!! kudos to you hun for doing this for her!! i would to if i had a niece or nephew in this situation!"

Yeah they won't get cleaned up enough to get her back, keep doing drugs. Both have been in and out of a rehab program that apparently is not working. Keep lying to family services. My sister was wanting me to take over guardianship of my niece but after talking to my niece's case worker. Almost sounds like she is wanting to do it so her and her husband/boyfriend whatever the hell he is. Doesn't have to go into the long term rehab program. Thinking they can come over here and just pick my niece up. I wouldn't risk doing something like that because I could risk getting my child taken from me.

tatesmommy09 2 kids; Illinois 4003 posts
22nd Mar '13

Im sure your home is clean and in order. Look for simple things that need fixed. Make sure all outlets have covers and no exposed wires. Make sure if you have steps the railing is not loose. Also turn the temperature on your water heater way down. Just be super picky with yourself.



I hope everything goes perfect for you guys!!!