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Raising Grandkids focuses on skipped generation families or grandparent-headed households. Collecting together stories from other grandparents and reflecting on his own experience as a caregiver to his step-grandchildren, Gary Garrison paints a compassionate yet compelling picture of the joys, fears, and passions that drive some grandparents to put their later ...
Raising Grandkids: Inside Skipped-Generation Families
Raising Grandkids focuses on skipped generation families or grandparent-headed households. Collecting together stories from other grandparents and reflecting on his own experience as a caregiver to his step-grandchildren, Gary Garrison paints a compassionate yet compelling picture of the joys, fears, and passions that drive some grandparents to put their later lives on hold to raise their children's children. Grandparents in this situation have particular challenges, as they often have to battle their own children for custody, deal with pressures from caseworkers, negotiate their own health and financial issues, and address the guilt and resentment they may feel towards the missing son or daughter who conceived the children now in their care. As well, many fear their grandchildren will be taken away, which keeps them silent and isolated. This fear can be particularly profound for Indigenous and Metis grandparents, who bear intergenerational wounds of racism and genocide, as they struggle to create a better future for themselves and their grandchildren. No matter their background, grandparents looking for comfort, guidance, and wisdom will find meaning in this brave and clear-eyed book.
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15.700000 USD

Raising Grandkids: Inside Skipped-Generation Families

by Gary Garrison
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Missing Pieces is the story of twins, Kristine, and Katy, and of the lives that they have, after being adopted as babies, because their teenage mother cannot keep them. The babies are separated, because two desperate couples each want to adopt both of them. It explores the way the girls ...
Missing Pieces
Missing Pieces is the story of twins, Kristine, and Katy, and of the lives that they have, after being adopted as babies, because their teenage mother cannot keep them. The babies are separated, because two desperate couples each want to adopt both of them. It explores the way the girls feel, being brought up by parents, that they find that they have very little in common with, as far as their physical appearance is concerned. It shows how a person can become lost, because they aren't sure just exactly who they are. It shows how, despite having been apart, up to the age of fifteen, the twins both feel that they have had each other, missing from their own lives. Also when they do meet, someone they are related to by birth, they automatically know, in their hearts that they are related to that person, and the DNA test is just for confirmation
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15.700000 USD

Missing Pieces

by Christine Jayne Betts
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The stunning new thriller, from the bestselling author of What Goes Around. For fans of The Girlfriend and Behind Closed Doors. 'A heartfelt story of deception, obsession and love, both heart breaking and compulsive' Jenny Blackhurst Ruby lives alone in the house she once shared with her husband. By day ...
Her Watchful Eye: A 'heart breaking and compulsive' thriller
The stunning new thriller, from the bestselling author of What Goes Around. For fans of The Girlfriend and Behind Closed Doors. 'A heartfelt story of deception, obsession and love, both heart breaking and compulsive' Jenny Blackhurst Ruby lives alone in the house she once shared with her husband. By day she sleeps and by night she watches people. She's a CCTV operator, trained to spot early signs of danger. But some things are impossible to predict. One night, through the eye of the camera, Ruby sees a girl she thought she would never see again. Secretly, harmlessly, Ruby starts to watch her. Until just watching isn't enough . . . Then someone finds out what she's been up to and things spiral out of her control. In the end, one person will end up behind bars, and another will end up dead. *********************** Reader reviews 'Don't pick this up if you want to be able to put it down again!' 'A gripping story from the very beginning. Julie Corbin is a new author to add to my favourite authors list' 'This book is gripping from the beginning, a real page turner, gathering pace throughout. Just when you think you have it all figured out you realise you were totally on the wrong track, as the storyline takes a whole new turn' 'I loved this book and read it in 2 days . . . A real page turner with some twists and turns along the way. Highly recommend' 'This book is spellbinding. Had me gripped early on, I had to know what happened'
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15.34 USD

Her Watchful Eye: A 'heart breaking and compulsive' thriller

by Julie Corbin
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THE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER Lucy is eight years old and ends up in foster care after being abandoned by her mum and kicked out by her new stepmother. Two aunties and then her elderly grandmother take her in but it seems nobody can cope with Lucy's disruptive behaviour. Social Services ...
The Girl Who Wanted to Belong: The True Story of a Devastated Little Girl and the Foster Carer who Healed her Broken Heart
THE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER Lucy is eight years old and ends up in foster care after being abandoned by her mum and kicked out by her new stepmother. Two aunties and then her elderly grandmother take her in but it seems nobody can cope with Lucy's disruptive behaviour. Social Services hope a stay with experienced foster carer Angela will help Lucy settle down. She misses her dad and three siblings and is desperate for a fresh start back home, but will Lucy ever be able to live in harmony with her stepmother and her stepsister - a girl who was once her best friend at school? The Girl Who Wanted to Belong is the fifth book from well-loved foster carer and Sunday Times bestselling author Angela Hart. A true story that shares the tale of one of the many children she has fostered over the years. Angela's stories show 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 Who Wanted to Belong: The True Story of a Devastated Little Girl and the Foster Carer who Healed her Broken Heart

by Angela Hart
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The true story of Melody, aged 8, the last of five siblings to be taken from her drug dependent single mother and brought into care. When Cathy is told about Melody's terrible childhood, she is sure she's heard it all before. But it isn't long before she feels there is ...
Where Has Mummy Gone?: A young girl and a mother who no longer knows her
The true story of Melody, aged 8, the last of five siblings to be taken from her drug dependent single mother and brought into care. When Cathy is told about Melody's terrible childhood, she is sure she's heard it all before. But it isn't long before she feels there is more going on than she or the social services are aware of. Although Melody is angry at having to leave her mother, as many children coming into care are, she also worries about her obsessively - far more than is usual. Amanda, Melody's mother, is also angry and takes it out on Cathy at contact, which again is something Cathy has experienced before. Yet there is a lost and vulnerable look about Amanda, and Cathy starts to see why Melody worries about her and feels she needs looking after. When Amanda misses contact, it is assumed she has forgotten, but nothing could have been further from the truth...
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13.64 USD

Where Has Mummy Gone?: A young girl and a mother who no longer knows her

by Cathy Glass
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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 Banfield
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'Denise writes with great warmth and wisdom' - Marian Keyes 'A really cracking read' - Martina Cole on If They Could See Me Now 'Thought-provoking and moving' - Susan Lewis on If They Could See Me Now How far would you go to hide a past that would destroy your ...
The Mother's Bond: A heartbreaking page turner from one of the nation's best-loved celebrities
'Denise writes with great warmth and wisdom' - Marian Keyes 'A really cracking read' - Martina Cole on If They Could See Me Now 'Thought-provoking and moving' - Susan Lewis on If They Could See Me Now How far would you go to hide a past that would destroy your future? The new novel from much-loved actress and presenter Denise Welch is heart-breaking, page-turning and moving - perfect for readers who love family dramas by Amanda Prowse, Amanda Brooke, Susan Lewis and Kelly Rimmer. ****************************** Could a teenage mistake change everything? Kathryn Casey has a secret past. But these days she barely notices the little daily lies she tells to keep it hidden. She has a new identity now. All she wants is an orderly, predictable life that revolves around her beloved husband and children. Kathryn was once Kelly, a girl who lived on one of the roughest estates in the north and got pregnant as a teen. When she moved away, she left the past behind. Now there's a stranger in her kitchen, and he knows more about her than he is letting on. What does he want? Has he come for help or is he planning to wreck her life? Will Kathryn finally have to admit to her family that she isn't who they think she is?
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15.34 USD

The Mother's Bond: A heartbreaking page turner from one of the nation's best-loved celebrities

by Denise Welch
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Featuring a spectrum of families from diverse backgrounds, this book reveals the joys and challenges of adoptive and foster parenting. The authors outline how the experience of adopting and fostering has changed for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people over the years, major changes in policy, and what the ...
Lesbian and Gay Foster Care and Adoption, Second Edition
Featuring a spectrum of families from diverse backgrounds, this book reveals the joys and challenges of adoptive and foster parenting. The authors outline how the experience of adopting and fostering has changed for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people over the years, major changes in policy, and what the research can tell us about LGBT parenting. 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. While the number of LGBT people adopting or fostering has increased since then, some of the very real challenges still endure - including social stigma, homophobia and discriminatory policies - and families share some of the strategies they have used to help to address them. This is an essential source of information and advice for same-sex couples and LGBT single parents, as well as social workers, social work educators, sociologists of personal life, 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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12.60 USD

A Song for Bridget: The prequel to Finding Tipperary Mary

by Phyllis Whitsell
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A heartbreaking story of love and loss, based on a true story OVER ONE MILLION COPIES SOLD OVER 1 YEAR IN THE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER LIST WINNER OF GOODREADS CHOICE AWARDS 2017 BEST HISTORICAL FICTION AWARD *************************** Memphis, Tennessee, 1939 Twelve-year-old Rill Foss and her four younger siblings live ...
Before We Were Yours
A heartbreaking story of love and loss, based on a true story OVER ONE MILLION COPIES SOLD OVER 1 YEAR IN THE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER LIST 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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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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Adopting Hope: Stories and Advice from Birth Parents, Adoptive Parents, and Adoptees
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17.840000 USD

Adopting Hope: Stories and Advice from Birth Parents, Adoptive Parents, and Adoptees

by Lorri Antosz Benson
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Carangelo V. Connecticut: A Case of Lifelong Opposition to Government Protected Child Stealing
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8.390000 USD

Carangelo V. Connecticut: A Case of Lifelong Opposition to Government Protected Child Stealing

by Lori Carangelo
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Lac: Growing Up in the UK Care System
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15.750000 USD

Lac: Growing Up in the UK Care System

by Jason F
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Faces of Foster Care: Messages of Hope, Hurt and Truth
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32.500000 USD

Faces of Foster Care: Messages of Hope, Hurt and Truth

by Lisa Aguirre
Hardback
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Ihaka and His Forever Family: An Adoption Story
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18.320000 USD

Ihaka and His Forever Family: An Adoption Story

by Rae Tauranga
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When Action Meets Compassion Lives Change Volunteer: Volunteer Appreciation Gifts Prime, Class Mom Gifts, Volunteer Thank You Gifts, Parent Volunteer Gifts, Notebook Journal Diary, 6x9 College Ruled
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7.340000 USD

When Action Meets Compassion Lives Change Volunteer: Volunteer Appreciation Gifts Prime, Class Mom Gifts, Volunteer Thank You Gifts, Parent Volunteer Gifts, Notebook Journal Diary, 6x9 College Ruled

by Happy Eden Co
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In Search of the Sun: One Woman's Quest to Find Family in Japan
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10.480000 USD

In Search of the Sun: One Woman's Quest to Find Family in Japan

by Leza Lowitz
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My Perfect Family
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10.490000 USD

My Perfect Family

by Melanie Ann Jackson
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Mummy and Mama Adopted a Family
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12.590000 USD

Mummy and Mama Adopted a Family

by Emma Wallis
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Coming Home: A Child's First Story about Adoption
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13.600000 USD

Coming Home: A Child's First Story about Adoption

by Lisa D Sloan
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Dorothy May: Can She Find a Forever Family?
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16.800000 USD

Dorothy May: Can She Find a Forever Family?

by Janet Hogan Chapman Ed D
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My Fairy Birthmother: A Keepsake Storybook for Birthmothers, Adopted Children & Their Families
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10.450000 USD

My Fairy Birthmother: A Keepsake Storybook for Birthmothers, Adopted Children & Their Families

by Mary Huron Hunter, Avery Hunter
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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
Paperback
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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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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
Paperback
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The Breath of Heaven: Helping Your Adopted Child Recover Their Lost Identity
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13.620000 USD

The Breath of Heaven: Helping Your Adopted Child Recover Their Lost Identity

by Maxairon Stephanos
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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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
Paperback / softback
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