Over half a million children in the United States are in foster care. Some of them have been removed from their parents because of abuse, neglect, or abandonment. Some of their parents have died or been put into prison. When foster parents take in these children, they become part of a family. Sometimes this family has nearly as many problems as the child's original family, but sometimes it can be a place where the child learns about love and belonging.
Foster families, both the parents and children, face many challenges but they can also be extremely rewarding. The families in this book have had both good and bad experiences, but they have all learned things from what they have faced.
Table of Contents
1 Growing Up in Foster Care 8
2 A Real Family 23
3 Journey into the Past 38
4 Foster Failure 51
Find Out More 60
About the Author and the Consultant 64