Before and during my relationship with my husband, he fostered four teenage boys. He ended up adopting one and keeps in daily contact with three of them (ages 22, 21, and 19). We are now fostering a 9 month old. One of my DH's nephews, who we absolutely adore and have had stay at our house before, is being "pushed aside" (to put it nicely) by his mom. His mom is pregnant with a new man and doesnt want to care for her son, who is now 6. We are considering bringing him into our home, rather than him being shipped to Connecticut to live with his grandparents who are much too old to deal with a 6 year old.
We just got married on New Year's Eve and brought the foster baby in on April 1. Sometimes it already seems like too much, being that I also work a more than full time job. How do/can we say no? I would hate to see him at that home. I do, however, feel like we cannot take in everyone's children (we are on number 5 now!), but I feel awful at the thought of him living with his grandparents.