One small boat will be of deep interest to anyone who has nurtured and cared for a child or anyone interested in the intricate web that is our social welfare system. Daisy's birth mother wasn't poor, uneducated, or drug addicted. Daisy was unwilling to eat—even frightened of it—and seemed to have a severe speech impediment.
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Augusten burroughs called kathy harrison's memoir Another Place at the Table a "riveting and profoundly moving story of a hero, disguised as an everyday woman. In one small boat, harrison tells the story of one little girl who arrived on her doorstep, and describes how caring for this child was an experience that challenged everything she thought she knew about foster-care parenting and the needs of the children she shelters.
She simply couldn't bring herself to take care of her little girl, and the effects on the child were heartrending.
Another Place at the TableTarcherPerigee #ad - It is the frank first-person story of a woman whose compassionate best intentions for a child are sometimes all that stand between violence and redemption. All this, in addition to raising her three biological sons and two adopted daughters. What would motivate someone to give herself over to constant, largely uncompensated chaos? For Harrison, the answer is easy.
Another place at the table is the story of life at our social services' front lines, when they come together in Harrison's home, centered on three children who, nearly destroy it. The startling and ultimately uplifting narrative of one woman's thirteen-year experience as a foster parent. For more than a decade, kathy harrison has sheltered a shifting cast of troubled youngsters-the offspring of prostitutes and addicts; the sons and daughters of abusers; and teenage parents who aren't equipped for parenthood.
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. Whether she’s overcoming self-image issues, responding to calls asking for her to run for Senate, or dealing with continuing drama from her biological family, Ashley Rhodes-Courter never fails to impress or inspire with her authentic voice and uplifting message of hope. Now ashley reveals the nuances of life after foster care: College and its assorted hijinks, including meeting “the one.
Three More Words #ad - Marriage, which began with a beautiful wedding on a boat that was almost hijacked literally by some biological family members. In the sequel to the new york times bestselling memoir three Little Words, the joys and heartbreak with the family she’s created, Ashley Rhodes-Courter expands on life beyond the foster care system, and her efforts to make peace with her past.
Ashley rhodes-courter spent a harrowing nine years of her life in fourteen different foster homes.
To the End of June: The Intimate Life of American Foster CareMariner Books #ad - Beam shows us the intricacies of growing up in the system—the back-and-forth with agencies, the emotionally charged tug between foster and birth parents, the rootless shuffling between homes, the terrifying push out of foster care and into adulthood. A powerful. And refreshing read. Chicago tribune“a sharp critique of foster-care policies and a searching exploration of the meaning of family.
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The Connected Child: Bring hope and healing to your adoptive familyMcGraw-Hill Education #ad - I. Written by two research psychologists specializing in adoption and attachment, The Connected Child will help you: Build bonds of affection and trust with your adopted child Effectively deal with any learning or behavioral disorders Discipline your child with love without making him or her feel threatened "A must-read not only for adoptive parents, but for all families striving to correct and connect with their children.
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The Connected Child: Bring hope and healing to your adoptive family #ad - Donaldson adoption institute"the connected Child is the literary equivalent of an airline oxygen mask and instructions: place the mask over your own face first, then over the nose of your child. This book first assists the parent, 'calm down, you're not the first mom or dad in the world to face this hurdle, breathe deeply, in effect, saying, then follow these simple steps.
The sense of not facing these issues alone--the relief that your child's behavior is not off the charts--is hugely comforting. Focus magazine "Truly an exceptional, innovative work.
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Through the stories of children who recover -- physically, affection, Perry shows how simple things like surroundings, language, and emotionally -- from the most devastating circumstances, and touch can deeply impact the developing brain, mentally, for better or for worse. In this instant classic of developmental psychology, a renowned psychiatrist examines the effect that trauma can have on a child, reveals how PTSD impacts the developing mind, and outlines the path to recovery.
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The Heart Knows Something Different: Teenage Voices from the Foster Care SystemPersea #ad - The heart knows something different collects over three dozen personal narratives by young writers, ages 15 to 20, and provides an insider's account of growing up in "the system. It takes us into a world largely hidden from public view, and sometimes hope, and attests to the mix of pain and fear, and sometimes even happiness that the foster care experience involves.
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Instant MomHarperOne #ad - Then one day, instantly, the social workers "match" her with an almost-three-year-old girl, who she knows, is her daughter. With her signature wit and candor, Nia Vardalos reveals what really came next—the truth of how she and her husband transitioned a preschooler into their home. In instant mom, nia vardalos, writer and star of my Big Fat Greek Wedding, tells her hilarious and poignant road-to-parenting story that eventually leads to her daughter and prompts her to become a major advocate for adoption.
Moments after nia vardalos finds out she has been nominated for an Oscar for the screenplay for My Big Fat Greek Wedding, she is alone and en route to a fertility clinic, trying yet again for a chance at motherhood. Vardalos chronicles her attempts to have a baby, to acupuncture, and how she tries everything—from drinking jugs of green mud tea, to working with two surrogates.
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. This extraordinary book, and shows adoptive parents how to free their kids from feelings of fear, written by a woman who was adopted herself, abandonment, gives voice to children's unspoken concerns, and shame. With warmth and candor, sherrie eldridge reveals the twenty complex emotional issues you must understand to nurture the child you love--that he must grieve his loss now if he is to receive love fully in the future--that she needs honest information about her birth family no matter how painful the details may be--and that although he may choose to search for his birth family, he will always rely on you to be his parents.
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