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Wisdom and experience from lesbian, gay, and transgender foster and adoptive parents Featuring a spectrum families from a diverse backgrounds, this book reveals the joys and challenges of adoptive and foster parenting. The authors outline how the experience of adopting of fostering has changed for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender ...
Lesbian and Gay Foster Care and Adoption, Second Edition
Wisdom and experience from lesbian, gay, and transgender foster and adoptive parents Featuring a spectrum families from a diverse backgrounds, this book reveals the joys and challenges of adoptive and foster parenting. The authors outline how the experience of adopting of fostering has changed for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people over the years, outlining some of the major changes in policy, and what the research can tell us about LGBT parenting and adopted and fostered children. They interview families involved at different stages of the fostering and adoption process, from those undergoing assessments through to the experienced foster carers and adopters who were interviewed for the first edition of this book 20 years previously, and describe parenting adolescent and adult children. While the number of LGBT people adopting or fostering has increased since then, some of the very real challenges still endure: encounters with social stigma, racism, homophobia, and discriminatory policies -- and families share some of the strategies they have used to help address these. Full of remarkable stories that stay with the reader well after reading, this is an essential guide for same-sex couples and LGBT single parents, as well as social workers, social work educators and fostering and adoption panel members.
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34.11 USD

Lesbian and Gay Foster Care and Adoption, Second Edition

by Stephen Hicks, Janet McDermott
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THE UNFORGETTABLE TRUE STORY BEHIND SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLING MEMOIR, FINDING TIPPERARY MARY. A brutal and touching account of the life of Bridget Tipperary Mary Larkin. She faced poverty, bereavement, cruelty and abandonment many times over yet never lost the heart to pursue true love. Returning to rural Ireland in 1938 ...
A Song for Bridget: The prequel to Finding Tipperary Mary
THE UNFORGETTABLE TRUE STORY BEHIND SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLING MEMOIR, FINDING TIPPERARY MARY. A brutal and touching account of the life of Bridget Tipperary Mary Larkin. She faced poverty, bereavement, cruelty and abandonment many times over yet never lost the heart to pursue true love. Returning to rural Ireland in 1938 and a young girl full of hope and expectation, A Song for Bridget recounts a series of tragic events that eventually bring her to Manchester and Birmingham and a desperate daily struggle to survive. Bridget s haunting story, told for her by her daughter, is a perfect example of both the fragility and resilience of the human spirit.
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13.64 USD

A Song for Bridget: The prequel to Finding Tipperary Mary

by Phyllis Whitsell
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ONE MILLION COPIES SOLD OVER 30 WEEKS IN THE NEW YORK TIMES BESTELLER LIST'S TOP TEN WINNER OF GOODREADS CHOICE AWARDS 2017 BEST HISTORICAL FICTION AWARD *************************** Memphis, Tennessee, 1939 Twelve-year-old Rill Foss and her four younger siblings live a magical life aboard their family's Mississippi River shantyboat. But when ...
Before We Were Yours
ONE MILLION COPIES SOLD OVER 30 WEEKS IN THE NEW YORK TIMES BESTELLER LIST'S TOP TEN WINNER OF GOODREADS CHOICE AWARDS 2017 BEST HISTORICAL FICTION AWARD *************************** Memphis, Tennessee, 1939 Twelve-year-old Rill Foss and her four younger siblings live a magical life aboard their family's Mississippi River shantyboat. But when their father must rush their mother to the hospital one stormy night, Rill is left in charge, until strangers arrive in force. Wrenched from all that is familiar and thrown into a Tennessee Children's Home Society orphanage, the Foss children are assured that they will soon be returned to their parents - but they quickly realize the dark truth... Aiken, South Carolina, present day Born into wealth and privilege, Avery Stafford seems to have it all: a successful career, a handsome fiance, and a lavish wedding on the horizon. But when Avery returns home to help her father weather a health crisis, a chance encounter leaves her with uncomfortable questions and compels her to take a journey through her family's long-hidden history, on a path that will ultimately lead either to devastation or to redemption. ********************* 'It is impossible not to get swept up in this near-perfect novel' Huffington Post Based on one of America's most notorious real-life scandals, in which Georgia Tann, director of a Memphis-based adoption organization, kidnapped and sold poor children to wealthy families all over the country, Before We Were Yours is a riveting, wrenching and ultimately uplifting global bestseller. 'A tale of enduring power' Paula McLain
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12.60 USD

Before We Were Yours

by Lisa Wingate
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Now Available in Paperback, Adoption Beyond Borders endorses international adoption as a viable path to child welfare by exploring key topics including: - Effects of institutionalization on children's developing brains, cognitive abilities, and socioemotional functioning - Challenges of navigating issues of identity when adopting across national, cultural, and racial lines ...
Adoption Beyond Borders: How International Adoption Benefits Children
Now Available in Paperback, Adoption Beyond Borders endorses international adoption as a viable path to child welfare by exploring key topics including: - Effects of institutionalization on children's developing brains, cognitive abilities, and socioemotional functioning - Challenges of navigating issues of identity when adopting across national, cultural, and racial lines - Strong emotional bonds that form even without genetic relatedness - How adoptive families can address the special needs of children who experienced early neglect and deprivation, thereby providing a supportive environment in which to flourish - Features the author's first-hand accounts of her own adoption journey as she visited a Kazakhstani orphanage daily for nearly a year, and illustrates the complexities and implications of the research evidence
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16.750000 USD

Adoption Beyond Borders: How International Adoption Benefits Children

by Dr. Rebecca Compton
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Two women. One secret. Will they be able to keep it under wraps? It is a stormy evening in 1920s London. When newly qualified almoner, Alice, stepped into the home of Charlotte, a terrified teenager who has just given birth out of wedlock, she did not expect to make a ...
Letters from Alice: A tale of hardship and hope. A search for the truth.
Two women. One secret. Will they be able to keep it under wraps? It is a stormy evening in 1920s London. When newly qualified almoner, Alice, stepped into the home of Charlotte, a terrified teenager who has just given birth out of wedlock, she did not expect to make a pact that would change her life forever. Thrown into secrecy after an unexpected turn, Alice is determined to keep bewildered Charlotte and her newborn baby safe. But when a threatening note appears, she realises that Charlotte may need more protection than she first thought. But from who? Based on extensive research into the archive material held at the London Metropolitan Archives, and enriched with lively social history and excerpts from newspaper articles, LETTERS FROM ALICE is a gripping and deeply moving tale, which brings the colourful world of 1920s London to life. Full of grit, mystery and hope, it will have readers enthralled from the very first page.
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12.60 USD

Letters from Alice: A tale of hardship and hope. A search for the truth.

by Petrina Brown
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Therapeutic parenting is a deeply nurturing parenting style, and is especially effective for children with attachment difficulties, or who experienced childhood trauma. This book provides everything you need to know in order to be able to effectively therapeutically parent. Providing a model of intervention, The A-Z of Therapeutic Parenting gives ...
The A-Z of Therapeutic Parenting: Strategies and Solutions
Therapeutic parenting is a deeply nurturing parenting style, and is especially effective for children with attachment difficulties, or who experienced childhood trauma. This book provides everything you need to know in order to be able to effectively therapeutically parent. Providing a model of intervention, The A-Z of Therapeutic Parenting gives parents or caregivers an easy to follow process to use when responding to issues with their children. The following A-Z covers 60 common problems parents face, from acting aggressively to difficulties with sleep, with advice on what might trigger these issues, and how to respond. Easy to navigate and written in a straightforward style, this book is a 'must have' for all therapeutic parents.
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27.29 USD

The A-Z of Therapeutic Parenting: Strategies and Solutions

by Sarah Naish
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A provocative and furious book about race, culture, identity and what it means to be an inter-country adoptee in America Julayne Lee was born in South Korea to a mother she never knew. When she was an infant, she was adopted by a white Christian family in Minnesota, where she ...
Not My White Savior: A Memoir in Poems
A provocative and furious book about race, culture, identity and what it means to be an inter-country adoptee in America Julayne Lee was born in South Korea to a mother she never knew. When she was an infant, she was adopted by a white Christian family in Minnesota, where she was sent to grow up. Not My White Savior is a memoir in poems, exploring what it is to be a transracial and inter-country adoptee, and what it means to grow up being constantly told how better your life is because you were rescued from your country of origin. Following Julayne Lee from Korea to Minnesota and finally to Los Angeles, Not My White Savior asks what does better mean? In which ways was the journey she went on better than what she would have otherwise experienced? Not My White Savior is angry, brilliant, unapologetic, and unforgiving. A vicious ride of a book that is sure to spark discussion and debate.
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15.700000 USD

Not My White Savior: A Memoir in Poems

by Julayne Lee
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Twelve year old Danielle has been excluded from a special school and her former foster family can no longer cope. She arrives as an emergency placement at the home of foster carer Angela, who soon suspects that there is more to the young girl's disruptive behaviour than meets the eye. ...
The Girl with Two Lives: A Shocking Childhood. A Foster Carer Who Understood. A Young Girl's Life Forever Changed
Twelve year old Danielle has been excluded from a special school and her former foster family can no longer cope. She arrives as an emergency placement at the home of foster carer Angela, who soon suspects that there is more to the young girl's disruptive behaviour than meets the eye. Can Angela's specialist training unlock the horrors of Danielle's past and help her start a brave new life? The Girl With Two Lives is the fourth book from well loved foster carer and Sunday Times bestselling author Angela Hart. Another true story from the experienced and bestselling foster carer - sharing the tale of one of the many children she has fostered over the years. A story of the difference that quiet care, a watchful eye and sympathetic ear can make to those children whose upbringing has been less fortunate than others.
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13.64 USD

The Girl with Two Lives: A Shocking Childhood. A Foster Carer Who Understood. A Young Girl's Life Forever Changed

by Angela Hart
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Perfect for fans of Dilly Court and Katie Flynn. 'An absorbing story in the grand tradition of the best saga authors' Margaret Dickinson 'Rosie writes such heart-warming sagas' Lyn Andrews 'The new Catherine Cookson' Coventry Evening Telegraph 1896, Nuneaton. Left on the doorstep of Treetops Children's Home, young Kitty captures ...
The Little Angel: A heart-warming saga from the Sunday Times bestseller
Perfect for fans of Dilly Court and Katie Flynn. 'An absorbing story in the grand tradition of the best saga authors' Margaret Dickinson 'Rosie writes such heart-warming sagas' Lyn Andrews 'The new Catherine Cookson' Coventry Evening Telegraph 1896, Nuneaton. Left on the doorstep of Treetops Children's Home, young Kitty captures the heart of her guardian, Sunday Branning, who has never been blessed with a child of her own. Kitty brings sunshine and joy wherever she goes, and grows into a beguiling and favoured young girl. But then Kitty is summoned to live in London with her birth mother. At first London offers Kitty excitement and adventure. With her delicate beauty and the voice of an angel, she attracts a promising singing career and the attention of a number of dashing suitors. But those now close to Kitty are not what they seem, and her comforting old home at Treetops starts to feel very far away. If Kitty is to have any chance of happiness, this little angel must protect herself from devils in disguise . . . and before it's too late. This is what you've been saying about Rosie Goodwin: 'What a brilliant book I enjoyedevery bit of it and I will recommend it to all my friends' 'What an excellent read, couldn't put book down . . . Rosie Goodwin never disappoints' 'Have read all Rosie Goodwin books and this is one of her best' 'What an amazing book, once you pick it up you cannot put it down' 'A truly great read' 'A really gripping story' Have you read Sunday's story? If not, Mothering Sunday is available now. Search 9781785762321.
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13.64 USD

The Little Angel: A heart-warming saga from the Sunday Times bestseller

by Rosie Goodwin
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He Made Me Brave: Embracing the Fear and Joy of Adoption: A Memoir
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15.740000 USD

He Made Me Brave: Embracing the Fear and Joy of Adoption: A Memoir

by Pam Ogden
Paperback
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Sandy Baby Feet: 6x9in, 150 Pages, Cream Paper, Lined Journal, Foster, Adoption, Parenting, Special Needs Children, Notebook
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10.490000 USD

Sandy Baby Feet: 6x9in, 150 Pages, Cream Paper, Lined Journal, Foster, Adoption, Parenting, Special Needs Children, Notebook

by Zootown Press
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Instructions Not Supplied: A Story of Adoption, Autism and Coming Together as a Family
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22.17 USD

Instructions Not Supplied: A Story of Adoption, Autism and Coming Together as a Family

by Julie Otto
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Against Every Hope: India, Mother Teresa, and a Baby Girl
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16.790000 USD

Against Every Hope: India, Mother Teresa, and a Baby Girl

by Bonnie Tinsley
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Against Every Hope: India, Mother Teresa, and a Baby Girl
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34.640000 USD

Against Every Hope: India, Mother Teresa, and a Baby Girl

by Bonnie Tinsley
Hardback
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Forkless in Kowloon: A Journal of Our 1997 Chinese Adoption Through Holt International
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7.300000 USD

Forkless in Kowloon: A Journal of Our 1997 Chinese Adoption Through Holt International

by Vic Zarley
Paperback
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One Big Family: A Foster Mother's Journey with 200 Children
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15.700000 USD

One Big Family: A Foster Mother's Journey with 200 Children

by Claudia Peacock
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You Don't Know How Lucky You Are: An Adoptee's Journey Through the American Adoption Experience
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16.790000 USD

You Don't Know How Lucky You Are: An Adoptee's Journey Through the American Adoption Experience

by Rudy Owens
Paperback
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No Ordinary Liz: An Extrodinary Story of Life and Family
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17.800000 USD

No Ordinary Liz: An Extrodinary Story of Life and Family

by Elizabeth Sutherland
Paperback
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The Stovepipe
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20.950000 USD

The Stovepipe

by Bonnie Virag
Paperback
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Out of the Adoption Maze
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25.150000 USD

Out of the Adoption Maze

by Howard Stalker
Hardback
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Tidal Mist: Lorn Trilogy
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16.790000 USD

Tidal Mist: Lorn Trilogy

by Honor Donohoe
Paperback
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Forlorn: Lorn Trilogy
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8.390000 USD

Forlorn: Lorn Trilogy

by Honor Donohoe
Paperback
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The Children Money Can Buy covers decades of dramatic societal change in foster care and adoption, including the pendulum swings regarding open adoption and attitudes toward birth parents, the gradual acceptance of gay and lesbian adoption, the proliferation of unregulated adoption facilitators in the U.S., ethical concerns related to international ...
The Children Money Can Buy: Stories from the Frontlines of Foster Care and Adoption
The Children Money Can Buy covers decades of dramatic societal change in foster care and adoption, including the pendulum swings regarding open adoption and attitudes toward birth parents, the gradual acceptance of gay and lesbian adoption, the proliferation of unregulated adoption facilitators in the U.S., ethical concerns related to international adoption, and the role money inevitably plays in the foster care and adoption systems. Special attention is given to the practice of baby brokering and the accompanying exorbitant finder's fees and financial incentives encouraging birth mothers to relinquish (or pretend that they are planning to relinquish) their babies that permeate much of U.S. infant adoption today. The Children Money Can Buy illuminates the worlds of foster care and adoption through the personal stories Moody witnessed and experienced in her many years working in the foster care and adoption systems. These compelling stories about real people and situations illustrate larger life lessons about the way our society values-and fails to value-parents and children. They explore the root of ethical problems which are not only financially driven but reflect society's basic belief that some children are more valuable than others. Finally, Moody makes a plea for change and gives suggestions about how the foster care and adoption systems could work together for the benefit of children and families.
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39.900000 USD

The Children Money Can Buy: Stories from the Frontlines of Foster Care and Adoption

by Anne Moody
Hardback
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Tsk-Tsk
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23.100000 USD

Tsk-Tsk

by Suzan Hackney
Paperback
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While focused on serving children and families, the adoption industry must also generate sufficient revenue to cover an agency's operating costs. With its fee-for-service model, Elizabeth Raleigh asks, How does private adoption operate as a marketplace? Her eye-opening book, Selling Transracial Adoption, provides a fine-grained analysis of the business decisions ...
Selling Transracial Adoption: Families, Markets, and the Color Line
While focused on serving children and families, the adoption industry must also generate sufficient revenue to cover an agency's operating costs. With its fee-for-service model, Elizabeth Raleigh asks, How does private adoption operate as a marketplace? Her eye-opening book, Selling Transracial Adoption, provides a fine-grained analysis of the business decisions in the adoption industry and what it teaches us about notions of kinship and race. Adoption providers, Raleigh declares, are often tasked with pitching the idea of transracial adoption to their mostly white clientele. But not all children are equally desirable, and transracial adoption-a market calculation-is hardly colorblind. Selling Transracial Adoption explicitly focuses on adoption providers andemploys candid interviews with adoption workers, social workers, attorneys, and counselors, as well as observations from adoption conferences and information sessions, toillustrate how agencies institute a racial hierarchy-especially when the supply of young and healthy infants is on the decline. Ultimately, Raleigh discovers that the racialized practices in private adoption serve as a powerful reflection of race in America.
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46.05 USD

Selling Transracial Adoption: Families, Markets, and the Color Line

by Elizabeth Raleigh
Paperback
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Kay Jakob La: Yon Kay Kote Timoun Yo Destine Pou VIV an Grand
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12.600000 USD

Kay Jakob La: Yon Kay Kote Timoun Yo Destine Pou VIV an Grand

by Michelle McCaleb
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Chaos. Frustration. Compassion. Desperation. Hope. These are the five words that author Wendy Welch says best summarize the state of foster care in the coalfields of Appalachia. Her assessment is based on interviews with more than sixty social workers, parents, and children who have gone through the system. The riveting ...
Fall or Fly: The Strangely Hopeful Story of Foster Care and Adoption in Appalachia
Chaos. Frustration. Compassion. Desperation. Hope. These are the five words that author Wendy Welch says best summarize the state of foster care in the coalfields of Appalachia. Her assessment is based on interviews with more than sixty social workers, parents, and children who have gone through the system. The riveting stories in Fall or Fly tell what foster care is like, from the inside out. In depictions of foster care and adoption, stories tend to cluster at the dark or light ends of the spectrum, rather than telling the day-to-day successes and failures of families working to create themselves. Who raises other people's children? Why? What's money got to do with it when the love on offer feels so real? And how does the particular setting of Appalachia-itself so frequently oversimplified or stereotyped-influence the way these questions play out? In Fall or Fly, Welch invites people bound by a code of silence to open up and to share their experiences. Less inspiration than a call to caring awareness, this pioneering work of storytelling journalism explores how love, compassion, money, and fear intermingle in what can only be described as a marketplace for our nation's greatest asset.
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24.100000 USD

Fall or Fly: The Strangely Hopeful Story of Foster Care and Adoption in Appalachia

by Wendy Welch
Paperback
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When Deborah Gold and her husband signed up to foster parent in their rural mountain community, they did not foresee that it would lead to a rollercoaster fifteen years of involvement with the traumatized yet resilient birth family. They fell in love with Michael (a toddler when he came to ...
Counting Down: A Memoir of Foster Parenting and Beyond
When Deborah Gold and her husband signed up to foster parent in their rural mountain community, they did not foresee that it would lead to a rollercoaster fifteen years of involvement with the traumatized yet resilient birth family. They fell in love with Michael (a toddler when he came to them), yet they had to reckon with the knowledge that he could leave their lives at any time. In Counting Down, Gold artfully tells her story of forging a family within an often-confounding system, in ways that defied the expectations of everyone involved. The remarkable characters we meet include social workers, a birth mother with the courage to give her children the childhood she never had herself, and a father parenting from prison. We also encounter members of a remarkable fellowship of Appalachian foster parents-gay, straight, right, left, evangelical, and atheist-united by love, loss, and quality hand-me-downs. Unlike child welfare manuals and textbooks, Gold's memoir brings us a foster parent's perspective (and, through Michael's own poetry and essays, that of a former foster child). The book shakes up common assumptions and offers a hopeful look at an experience usually portrayed as bleak. For those who have fostered, Counting Down will be validating and familiar; for everyone else, it will inspire.
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52.450000 USD

Counting Down: A Memoir of Foster Parenting and Beyond

by Deborah Gold
Hardback
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When Deborah Gold and her husband signed up to foster parent in their rural mountain community, they did not foresee that it would lead to a rollercoaster fifteen years of involvement with the traumatized yet resilient birth family. They fell in love with Michael (a toddler when he came to ...
Counting Down: A Memoir of Foster Parenting and Beyond
When Deborah Gold and her husband signed up to foster parent in their rural mountain community, they did not foresee that it would lead to a rollercoaster fifteen years of involvement with the traumatized yet resilient birth family. They fell in love with Michael (a toddler when he came to them), yet they had to reckon with the knowledge that he could leave their lives at any time. In Counting Down, Gold artfully tells her story of forging a family within an often-confounding system, in ways that defied the expectations of everyone involved. The remarkable characters we meet include social workers, a birth mother with the courage to give her children the childhood she never had herself, and a father parenting from prison. We also encounter members of a remarkable fellowship of Appalachian foster parents-gay, straight, right, left, evangelical, and atheist-united by love, loss, and quality hand-me-downs. Unlike child welfare manuals and textbooks, Gold's memoir brings us a foster parent's perspective (and, through Michael's own poetry and essays, that of a former foster child). The book shakes up common assumptions and offers a hopeful look at an experience usually portrayed as bleak. For those who have fostered, Counting Down will be validating and familiar; for everyone else, it will inspire.
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24.100000 USD

Counting Down: A Memoir of Foster Parenting and Beyond

by Deborah Gold
Paperback
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Chaos. Frustration. Compassion. Desperation. Hope. These are the five words that author Wendy Welch says best summarize the state of foster care in the coalfields of Appalachia. Her assessment is based on interviews with more than sixty social workers, parents, and children who have gone through the system. The riveting ...
Fall or Fly: The Strangely Hopeful Story of Foster Care and Adoption in Appalachia
Chaos. Frustration. Compassion. Desperation. Hope. These are the five words that author Wendy Welch says best summarize the state of foster care in the coalfields of Appalachia. Her assessment is based on interviews with more than sixty social workers, parents, and children who have gone through the system. The riveting stories in Fall or Fly tell what foster care is like, from the inside out. In depictions of foster care and adoption, stories tend to cluster at the dark or light ends of the spectrum, rather than telling the day-to-day successes and failures of families working to create themselves. Who raises other people's children? Why? What's money got to do with it when the love on offer feels so real? And how does the particular setting of Appalachia-itself so frequently oversimplified or stereotyped-influence the way these questions play out? In Fall or Fly, Welch invites people bound by a code of silence to open up and to share their experiences. Less inspiration than a call to caring awareness, this pioneering work of storytelling journalism explores how love, compassion, money, and fear intermingle in what can only be described as a marketplace for our nation's greatest asset.
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52.450000 USD

Fall or Fly: The Strangely Hopeful Story of Foster Care and Adoption in Appalachia

by Wendy Welch
Hardback
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