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Dr. House my foster kitten!

VETERNARIANS OF METAFILTER: I've been fostering an 8 week old baby through a shelter for 3 weeks, there's been some improvement but I'm afraid there's something seriously wrong, the shelter vet is an overworked outside guy who deals with the shelter babies on the side and I'm trying to help her out. Details inside! [more inside]
posted by ashtabula to opelika on Dec 2, 2016 - 11 answers

Seeking Hivemind Tips for Finding Home for a Foster Cat

Assume, correctly, that I am someone who barely uses social media and is still shocked that people prefer to text rather than speak on the phone, what tips/ideas/things have you tried that you would or wouldn't recommend for finding a great cat a great home? [more inside]
posted by not that mimi on Oct 8, 2016 - 16 answers

I've got this foster care homestudy thing down... right, hivemind?

Mrs Rabu and I are becoming foster parents. We're in our early 30's and excited about this as we have flexible work schedules, extra income, lots of love, and an amazing backyard to roam around in for a little one. I have a few specific questions from the pre-homestudy checklist I wanted to check in with the hive about. [more inside]
posted by rabu on Jul 27, 2016 - 9 answers

Looking for dog foster care

How do I work this? My dog, a wonderful black lab/dalmatian mixed breed, needs companionship for a few months while I'm in recovery... [more inside]
posted by nj_subgenius on Jun 8, 2016 - 12 answers

Gift for foster parents?

A client just brought home a newborn foster baby. Is it appropriate to send a gift? [more inside]
posted by joyceanmachine on Mar 8, 2016 - 22 answers

Can married lesbians be foster parents in Utah?

Mrs. Timp and I have become very interested in becoming foster parents in the next 6-12 months. I have read every many foster parent threads on this website but haven't found the answer to my question. [more inside]
posted by timpanogos on Jun 14, 2015 - 2 answers

Help me cook for Chinese children!

After a great deal of deliberation, a thorough reading of Fosterhood, and an inconceivable amount of bureaucratic obstacle weaving, we are currently parenting two foster children. They're Chinese. We aren't. They need to eat more soups, more vegetables. I need help figuring out how to make things they'll like. [more inside]
posted by amandabee on Nov 2, 2014 - 27 answers

What percentage of youth in foster care have parents who were in FC?

Research help: What percentage of youth in foster care are born to parents who were at one point in foster care of themselves? I'm looking for information on the prevalence of intergenerational child abuse and experiences of foster care. In addition to the question above, I am also interested in what percentage of perpetrators of child abuse were victims of child abuse themselves. I've done some digging myself and haven't been able to find any data on this.
posted by chefscotticus on Sep 21, 2014 - 5 answers

Panleukopenia outbreak in our house. What now?

My fiancé and I foster homeless kittens and cats in our house as volunteers for a local cat shelter. Panleukopenia just hit us hard, killing all of our fosters, making us really depressed, and now we don't know what to do. Any advice? [more inside]
posted by ashtabula to opelika on Jun 3, 2014 - 12 answers

Looking for Family Law Attorney in Austin, Texas

Can you recommend a family law attorney with CPS experience in or around Austin, Texas? [more inside]
posted by notbuddha on Feb 17, 2014 - 0 answers

Help me legally and ethically adopt my dog from a crazy LA rescue org.

When we brought home a new pup from a local rescue organization three months ago, we had no idea we were getting involved with a Crazy Lady. The adoption STILL isn't finalized and we really want to make it official and never deal with them again. Help me understand if their requests are reasonable and officially adopt my dog! [more inside]
posted by samthemander on Jan 22, 2014 - 43 answers

Foster Care Firsthand

I'm looking for blogs, books, articles or other materials written from the perspective of foster children or former foster children in the United States. I'm especially interested in those who aged out of foster care or who were adopted as older children/teens. [more inside]
posted by snarfles on Dec 15, 2013 - 3 answers

Suggestions on making cats sound adoptable

I currently have two foster kittens that I'm returning to the Humane Society soon. They will then advertise these kittens for adoption. In order to help them find their "forever family", the Society has asked us to write descriptions of the kittens. They haven't provided any guidelines, just to "write about their personality etc". [more inside]
posted by mosessis on Aug 23, 2013 - 13 answers

How do I find a MAPP class in NYC?

My spouse and I want to be foster parents in New York City. The whole system is exasperatingly decentralized, but we've gone to two orientations, filled out reams upon reams of paperwork, gotten physicals, put down 28 years of address history on our SCR forms. Now we need to take a MAPP training. The catch is that the agency nearest us holds the training Monday and Thursday nights. I work Thursday nights, so that is out. I've been calling agencies trying to find an open MAPP class, to no avail so far. So I'm wondering if the MeFi hive mind has any insights on finding an open MAPP class in NYC. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Apr 29, 2013 - 5 answers

The amazing world of science let me show it to you

I'd like science-, scientist-, or engineering-related book recommendations for a 9th grade student reading at a 6th-7th grade level. [more inside]
posted by Salvor Hardin on Sep 27, 2012 - 9 answers

Why is Alan Dean Foster's name on the UK quad poster for the film Dark Star?

Does anyone know why author Alan Dean Foster's name is on the UK quad poster for the film Dark Star? Foster wrote the subsequent novelisation. Were they trying to imply it was an adaptation? [more inside]
posted by feelinglistless on Aug 20, 2011 - 2 answers

I can has happy dogs?

We are going to be adding a foster dog to our household (currently me, my fiance, and our Corgi). Looking for advice. [more inside]
posted by radioamy on Jul 22, 2011 - 7 answers

Am I in a good position to be a foster parent?

Am I in a good position to be a foster parent? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jul 12, 2011 - 21 answers

How long is kitten coccidia quarantine?

How long until I can let the recently-coccidia-treated kittens mix with the lonely adult foster cat? They all have been on Albon for 9 days and have seemed healthy since Tuesday; only one really showed symptoms. [more inside]
posted by amtho on Jun 26, 2011 - 5 answers

Should we foster a dog?

Should we foster a dog? [more inside]
posted by Tu13es on May 31, 2011 - 14 answers

Deaf cat OK for 90-year-old woman?

Nonagenarian-and-kitty-filter: Would a deaf kitty be an OK match for an older lady with possibly-limited mobility? I can imagine problems, but am not sure how serious they are. [more inside]
posted by amtho on Mar 12, 2010 - 14 answers

Kitten Kare Krash Kourse

Last night we agreed to foster a mother cat and her four kittens. They will be arriving tonight.The kittens are six days old. We only have experience with cats older than two months. Advice needed. [more inside]
posted by Optimus Chyme on Mar 4, 2010 - 22 answers

Temporary dog house

What is fostering an animal like? [more inside]
posted by sickinthehead on Jan 14, 2010 - 16 answers

Homeless kittens are the saddest kittens!

We've just started fostering a kitten from a local shelter. It's not only our responsibility to socialize him, but to also try to get him adopted. Two-fold question: how do we best use our networks to spread the word without resorting to Craigslist? And since we're supposed to take pictures and videos, we need suggestions on how to make the kitten look extra cute and personable, and therefore more appealing to potential adopters who view his profile online. [more inside]
posted by zoomorphic on Jan 6, 2010 - 23 answers

Where can you find adult foster care work in Miami?

What sorts of jobs exist in Miami (or Florida) for people who work with adult foster care for clients with developmental disabilities? [more inside]
posted by aussicht on Jun 21, 2009 - 1 answer

New Ones To Love?

Searching for good versions of Stephen Foster songs. [more inside]
posted by 1f2frfbf on Nov 5, 2008 - 7 answers

How can we help abused kids?

How can I help stop child abuse, other than writing a check? [more inside]
posted by middleclasstool on Aug 28, 2008 - 19 answers

Which essay does David Foster Wallace mean?

To which essay is David Foster Wallace referring in his final footnote in the introduction to "Best American Essays 2007?" [more inside]
posted by rjacobs on Jan 16, 2008 - 12 answers

Options for Unwanted Kids

Adoption? Foster parents? What are the options for two neglected children of a crack addict mother? [more inside]
posted by dropkick on Sep 30, 2006 - 16 answers

Who would figure out this pattern?

Who keeps track of adopted/fostered children on the federal level in the US? [more inside]
posted by joannemerriam on Jul 12, 2006 - 12 answers

What can they read to help motivate the teens?

A friend of mine is looking for suggestions of newsletters, videos, books, etc. that will help staff-members in a residential foster care program interact with their clients. The clients are 16-21 year old young men, that have been in and out of the foster care program. This material would preferably be in Spanish, would help motivate the teens, and/or would possibly discuss developmental issues. Any and all ideas are welcome.
posted by sa3z on Jun 26, 2006 - 2 answers

consider the author

I have tried google and message boards and the publisher's site to no avail. Any idea where I can get an official 2006 David Foster Wallace reading or book signing or appearance schedule? [more inside]
posted by pissfactory on Jan 17, 2006 - 3 answers

I need a foster home for my cat

Please help me find a foster home in the Twin Cities for my very nice lovable cat. [more inside]
posted by Juicylicious on Oct 26, 2005 - 8 answers

Adoption and foster parenting

What can you tell me about your experiences giving/raising/being an adopted child? [more inside]
posted by nelleish on Mar 16, 2005 - 13 answers

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