Mother's Meltdown: A Battle Between Fostering a Child and Fostering a Parent 🏠💔

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Imagine waiting for a year, holding your breath, and finally being approved to foster a child. Now, picture your mother, battling cancer and living with you, throwing a tantrum because she might have to leave. This is the emotional rollercoaster one couple found themselves on. As they navigated the joy of fostering and the challenges of caring for a parent, they faced a tough question: How do you balance the needs of a parent with the dreams of starting a family? 🎢👪

A Dream Comes True 🌈

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Mother's Resistance 🚧

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Inviting Mom Home 🏠

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Space Crunch 🏡

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The Trouble with Mom 😕

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Invasion of Privacy 🚪

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The 'Chemo Brain' Excuse 🧠

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Regressing Relationship 👣

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Joy Meets Disappointment 😃😞

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A Plan for Mom 📝

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Mother's Meltdown 😡

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Reassurance and Reality 🤝

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A Dream, a Drama, and a Dilemma: The Emotional Rollercoaster of Fostering 🎭

In a heart-wrenching turn of events, a couple's joy of being approved to foster a child is overshadowed by their mother's tantrum. Despite her ongoing battle with cancer, her childish behavior and disregard for boundaries have strained their relationship. As they navigate the tightrope of caring for a parent while preparing to welcome a foster child, they're faced with a tough choice. Will they be able to balance their dream of fostering with the reality of caring for a parent? Let's delve into the internet's reaction to this emotional conundrum... 🎢👪

Congrats on not being the a**hole! Let her leave 👏

AssumeBattlePoise | AssumeBattlePoise

"NTA I get you love her and she's sick. But this is real life, she can't be the sole focus of your attention. If you were able to conceive would you let her tell you not go ahead with a wanted pregnancy? She is manipulating you to get your attention. Let her go home." 💔

xakeridi | xakeridi

"NTA She could be building a tolerance to her meds. 😳"

LadySpeckles | LadySpeckles

NTA. Mother's selfishness threatens your dream of fostering a child. 😢

StillWaitingToLive | StillWaitingToLive

NTA. Setting boundaries with mom and MIL's living situation.

plawwell | plawwell

NTA. Don't need to foster another child: your mother. 🙄

angrysparklingwater | angrysparklingwater

Understanding the mother's perspective while celebrating the fostering journey 💔

kayla_kitty82 | kayla_kitty82

NTA. Mother's dramatic reaction to fostering and adoption plans. 😱

Darkneuro | Darkneuro

Not the a**hole. Thank you 💔

BazTheBaptist | BazTheBaptist

Privacy concerns and toxic behavior draining new parent's energy 🙄

Darkmatter1002 | Darkmatter1002

NTA: Overgrown child, manipulative, and pouting. 🙄😂

BeardyBeardy | BeardyBeardy

NTA. Stand your ground and let her face the music. 👊

ladyblack7 | ladyblack7

Cutting ties with manipulative mother using Uber app 🛤

Poddytat | Poddytat

Not the a**hole for fostering a child 💔

youm3ddlingkids | youm3ddlingkids

NTA - Offering support during chemo, but she wants sole attention 😔

PowerOverwhelming12 | PowerOverwhelming12

NTA: Cut ties, protect child from toxic behavior 🚫

StrykerC13 | StrykerC13

NTA: Let her throw a fit and give her independence 🙌

rlb199779 | rlb199779

NTA. Let her be. Prepare for a dramatic downswing 😯

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NTA. Let her be. Prepare for a dramatic downswing 😬

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NTA: Set boundaries, prioritize your family, and protect your space 💔

iluvcats17 | iluvcats17

Not the a**hole for fostering a child 💔

Moose181 | Moose181

NTA. Let her be. Prepare for a dramatic downswing 😬

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Not the a**hole for fostering a child 💔

Envy_Harr | Envy_Harr

NTA. You're not obligated to have her live with you 🙏

Morgan___Avery | Morgan___Avery

NTA. Set boundaries with your mom and prioritize your own life.

lizzietnz | lizzietnz

NTA: Let her go, focus on fostering a child! 💔

jmc259 | jmc259

Congrats on fostering! You're definitely not the a**hole! 🎉

SnowWhiteCampCat | SnowWhiteCampCat

NTA. Spoiled brat refuses help during cancer battle 💔

ipromiseimnotaNazi | ipromiseimnotaNazi

Supportive comment about fostering, acknowledging potential medication interaction. 👍

quiet0n3 | quiet0n3

NTA, fostering and adopting is a beautiful act of love 💔

Pretend-Panda | Pretend-Panda

NTA. Hilarious advice on parenting and maintaining privacy 😂

HonPhryneFisher | HonPhryneFisher

Jealous 'child' vs. foster parent: Battle for attention 🙅

paperbareback | paperbareback

NTA - Exaggerating mother wants attention, show her it won't work 🙅

ThiccBamboozle | ThiccBamboozle

Don't negotiate with emotional terrorists! Be mindful of perceptions 💔

mdisomwnaje | mdisomwnaje

Let her leave in peace. Not the a**hole. 👏

Mods_r_Commie_Shills | Mods_r_Commie_Shills

NTA. Your mom wants to be your child instead. 😊

SwiggyBloodlust | SwiggyBloodlust

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