Monday, August 6, 2012

Casting Call for Foster Care Reality TV

I've always loved reality TV.  There's just something about watching other people with lives that make you go "HUH?!?" that makes me feel oh-so-much better about my own.  So imagine my dismay this morning when I did one of those internet name games and this popped up on the screen!

F'real?!?  "Dramatic?!?"  Me?!?  I am soooooo not "dramatic!!!"  (Hmmm...  Upon reviewing all of the exclamation marks in that statement, they might have a wee bit of a point there...)  Anyway...

So I began pondering the possibility of my own reality show, and it occurred to me that since entering the world of Foster/Adopt Land, I might be onto something!  Maybe something like "Teen Mom" where the series follows four different foster families along with the children's birth families...  Now that would make for some interesting television!  Trust me.  You haven't experienced the full impact of "Jerry Springer" until you've lived in the world of foster care for a few years.  I've experienced and heard of some doozies over the past four years...  with stories involving foster families as well as birth families!  Just imagine the possibilities!!!

I think I just might put out a casting call for my new series.  (I haven't thought of a name for it yet, so feel free to post your title ideas. :-)  Think your family might be a good candidate for the hypothetical show?  Share away!  We might have hit the jackpot here!  :-)

5 comments:

Andrea said...

Genius! M's story....oh, Jerry can't touch his story. :)

aka. "Mimi" said...

Your family was the 1st one I thought of, Andrea! :-)

Foster Mom - R said...

I actually checked out the TLC website recently hoping thus put out a casting call for foster care! If the state would sign off sign us up. 4 kids, 2 adults and a 70 lbs dog in a 2 bedroom townhouse. 3 therapists and a bio parent who speaks a different language.

My husband and I were told we should have had a show before we had kids...:)

allmypretty said...

I can be the kooky lesbian character who has constant on again/off again with my ex, who also has 3 kids under age 3!

Marie F said...

That would be an entertaining show! Foster care does come with plenty of drama... :-)

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