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Someone Always Loved You
by Brooke Williams

Language

English

Pages

246

Publication Date

December 23, 2010

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His first day on the job, ambulance driver Jay has a horrible accident. The victim of the crash is thrown into a coma and Jay keeps vigil by her side. As their lives, past and present intertwine; a story of love through time unfolds. An intricate drama including adoption, love, suspense, and plenty of questions, Someone Always Loved You is a novel that keeps the mind churning and the soul alive.
The Little Ghost Girl: Abused Starved and Neglected. A Little Gir...
by Maggie Hartley

Language

English

Pages

272

Publication Date

September 08, 2016

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<p>Ruth was a ghost of a girl when she arrived into foster mother Maggie Hartley's care. Pale, frail and withdrawn, it was clear to Maggie that Ruth had seen and experienced things that no 11-year-old should have to, that she's been conditioned to 'see no evil, speak no evil'. Ruth is in desperate need of help, but can Maggie get through to her and unlock the harrowing secret she carries? </p><p>Through love, reassurance and patience, Maggie starts to unravel Ruth's painful past - a past defined by cruelty and abuse by the very people who should have protected her. Raised by a cruel stepmother and her father after her own mum abandoned her, Ruth was abused, underfed and ignored, while her half-siblings lived a life of luxury. </p><p>It's up to Maggie to help Ruth find her voice; to be a ghost no more, and bring those who've harmed her to justice.</p>
The Adopted Child: Family Life with Double Parenthood (Marriage a...
by Christa Hoffmann-Riem

Language

English

Pages

344

Publication Date

July 05, 2017

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This exploration of the experiences of adopting parents and children offers unusual insight into adoption's complexity and its profound impact on family life. Based on the author's research in Germany, where she lived and taught, The Adopted Child has a great deal to say about child rearing and identity, as well as offering insights into similarities and differences in family life and adoption in Germany and the United States.Hoffmann-Reim takes the reader through the decision to adopt, the adoption placement procedure, and the transition from "applicant" to "mother and father." She explores differences between emotions experienced in adopting a baby, a toddler, and an older child, and how these emotions can affect relations with the world outside the nuclear family. A central concern is secrecy and disclosure with regard to the adopted child's origins.Based on case studies and extensive interviews, The Adopted Child has fascinated American readers as it did those in Germany. Professionals as well as those interested in adoption and family life in general will find it significant. Sociologists will find it solidly grounded in concepts and traditions from a diversity of related disciplines. And anyone interested in Germans and German society will find the materials revealing, and the author's interpretation insightful and wise.
The Mistress's Daughter: A Memoir
by A. M. Homes

Language

English

Pages

256

Publication Date

April 05, 2007

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<b>The "fierce and eloquent" (<i>New York Times</i>) memoir by the award-winning author of <i>May We Be Forgiven</i> and <i>This Book Will Save Your Life</i></b><br /><br />The acclaimed writer A. M. Homes was given up for adoption before she was born. Her biological mother was a twenty-two-year-old single woman who was having an affair with a much older married man with a family of his own. <i>The Mistress's Daughter</i> is the ruthlessly honest account of what happened when, thirty years later, her birth parents came looking for her. Homes relates how they initially made contact and what happened afterwards, and digs through the family history of both sets of her parents in a twenty-first-century electronic search for self. Daring, heartbreaking, and startlingly funny, Homes's memoir is a brave and profoundly moving consideration of identity and family.<br /><br />"A compelling, devastating, and furiously good book written with an honesty few of us would risk." —Zadie Smith <br /><br />"I fell in love with it from the first page and read compulsively to the end." —Amy Tan
What Then Will This Child Turn Out to Be?: with Scriptures in the...
by Georgann Lemaire

Language

English

Pages

243

Publication Date

August 14, 2017

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When I awoke one morning years ago, I realized I'd had a vision! I saw babies, lots of babies, superimposed upon one another and going on and on into the heavens. I felt thrilled by it, and yet I did not know what to think about it in relation to our family and our circumstances. I prayed, I talked to my husband, and I stayed in a seeking and searching attitude as I read my Bible and pursued God about the meaning of the vision. Six years later, back in our hometown, Reno, NV, we began foster care and the babies and toddlers began to arrive.<br />In the book, I discuss the perks and snags of fostering, how the system worked, and how we fit into it. I also suggest ways to succeed as a husband and wife, and as part of a team in cooperation with the social workers and the biological parents.<br />We adopted our first foster baby, David, who is now 21 years old. There have been many high points and a succession of on-going challenges in his life, but we have continued in close relationship with him and have secured guardianship to guarantee our uninterrupted involvement in his decision-making and for his protection. We remain in hope and prayer for his deliverance from birth defects so that he can live a more norman life. In the section of the book about adoption, I have given accounts of our story, discussed the reasons people adopt, and shared scriptures that relate to what the Bible says about helping the orphan and the needy. <br />Dan's contribution is several articles on relevant topics, such as attachment theory, button pushing, and parenting a child with fetal alcohol syndrome. Included is a short article written by our daughter-in-law, Jessica, about the nitty-gritty challenges the adoptive parent faces. We have also incorporated parenting tips from three of the therapists who have advised us along the way.<br />Our fostering years were extremely full and very fulfilling, and we felt we were doing a rescue work similar to the underground railroad, reaching out to desperate little people who needed immediate assistance and protection. Our adoption years tested us way beyond our personal limits and the resources we thought we possessed! We have relied on the energy and courage of Jesus, and we have felt as if we had our own knee-prints impressed in front of the throne of grace, as there was a continual appeal from us to Him, and there still is an unending flow to us of His mercy and grace to help in our time of need.<br />This book is written from a Christian viewpoint, as it is the only one we know. It is a testimonial, it is instructive, it is practical. It's purpose is at the same time to inspire those who are on the fence about fostering and adopting, and yet to caution against a hasty entrance into this profession. Necessary to success are a strong support system and a reliance on Jesus' resources. <br />We wish unsurpassed joy to each family who makes the decision to invest in even one distraught child's life. There will be a reward for it, you can be sure.
A Long Way Home: A Memoir
by Saroo Brierley

Language

English

Pages

258

Publication Date

June 12, 2014

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<b><b>First it was a media sensation. Then it became the #1 international bestseller <i>A Long Way Home</i>. Now it’s <i>Lion</i>, the major motion picture starring Dev Patel, Nicole Kidman, and Rooney Mara—nominated for six Academy Awards!</b><br /> <b><br /> This is the miraculous and triumphant story of Saroo Brierley, a young man who used Google Earth to rediscover his childhood life and home in an incredible journey from India to Australia and back again...</b><br /><br /></b>At only five years old, Saroo Brierley got lost on a train in India. Unable to read or write or recall the name of his hometown or even his own last name, he survived alone for weeks on the rough streets of Calcutta before ultimately being transferred to an agency and adopted by a couple in Australia.<br /><br />Despite his gratitude, Brierley always wondered about his origins. Eventually, with the advent of Google Earth, he had the opportunity to look for the needle in a haystack he once called home, and pore over satellite images for landmarks he might recognize or mathematical equations that might further narrow down the labyrinthine map of India. One day, after years of searching, he miraculously found what he was looking for and set off to find his family.<br /><i><br />A Long Way Home </i>is a moving, poignant, and inspirational true story of survival and triumph against incredible odds. It celebrates the importance of never letting go of what drives the human spirit: hope.
Tiny Prisoners: Two siblings trapped in a world of abuse. One wom...
by Maggie Hartley

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English

Pages

272

Publication Date

April 21, 2016

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<p>Evie and Elliot are scrawny, filthy and wide-eyed with fear when they turn up on foster carer Maggie Hartley's doorstep. Aged just two and three years old, this brother and sister have hardly set foot outside their own home. They have been prisoners, locked in a terrifying world of abuse, violence and neglect. </p><p>Maggie soon realises that Evie and Elliot are lacking the basic life skills we all take for granted. The outside world terrifies them; the sound of the doorbell sends them into a panic that takes hours to abate. Gradually unlocking the truth of their heart-breaking upbringing, Maggie tells their shocking true story.</p><p>From emotionally scarred and damaged little children, we see how - with warmth and dedication - Maggie transforms their lives. As this moving story unfolds, we share Maggie's joy when these children finally smile again, when they realise they do have a future after all.</p>
Year of Yes: How to Dance It Out, Stand In the Sun and Be Your Ow...
by Shonda Rhimes

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English

Pages

337

Publication Date

November 10, 2015

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The mega-talented creator of <i>Grey’s Anatomy</i> and <i>Scandal</i> and executive producer of <i>How to Get Away With Murder</i> chronicles how saying YES for one year changed her life―and how it can change yours, too.<BR><BR>With three hit shows on television and three children at home, the uber-talented Shonda Rhimes had lots of good reasons to say NO when an unexpected invitation arrived. Hollywood party? No. Speaking engagement? No. Media appearances? No.<BR> <BR>And there was the side-benefit of saying No for an introvert like Shonda: nothing new to fear.<BR> <BR>Then Shonda’s sister laid down a challenge: just for one year, try to say YES to the unexpected invitations that come your way. Shonda reluctantly agreed―and the result was nothing short of transformative. In <i>Year of Yes</i>, Shonda Rhimes chronicles the powerful impact saying yes had on every aspect of her life―and how we can all change our lives with one little word. Yes.
Whisper My Secret: A Memoir
by JB Rowley

Language

English

Pages

294

Publication Date

January 15, 2014

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<b> #1 BEST SELLER IN ADOPTION! </b> <b> OVER 200 000 COPIES SOLD* </b><br /><i>"Can you keep a secret? Can you keep a secret? I don't suppose you can. You mustn't laugh; you mustn't smile, but... do the best you can."</i><br /><br />How does a mother cope when she is forced to walk away from her three children and never see them again? That is what happened to JB's mother, Myrtle. <br /><br />Eventually, rescued from her despair by tall, dark and handsome George Rowley who fell in love her, Myrtle started a new life and had seven more children. She buried the grief of losing her first children deep within and kept her pain secret. JB and her siblings were unaware of the existence of Myrtle's first three children until after she died. <br /><br />Desperate to know how such a thing could happen to a devoted and caring mother, JB went on a journey to find out. What she discovered was a heartbreaking story of loss. It was a long time before JB was able to work out that her mother kept her early life and her first family secret out of misplaced guilt and shame. To redress that, JB decided to tell the whole world her mother's secret. 'Whisper My Secret' is a proud declaration that Myrtle did nothing deserving of guilt or shame.<br /><br />Book length is approximately 57 000 words.<br /><br />'Mother of Ten', the sequel to 'Whisper My Secret', is now available.<br /><br />*This figure includes copies downloaded during free promotions.
Beyond Grace’s Rainbow (Harperimpulse Contemporary Romance)
by Carmel Harrington

Language

English

Pages

336

Publication Date

September 12, 2013

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<p>BEYOND GRACE’S RAINBOW</p><p>*Book of the Year in the 2013 Kindle Book Awards*</p><p>*Winner of the Romantic eBook of the Year at the Festival of Romance*</p><p>*A Bord Gais Book Club Recommended Read*</p><p>Beyond Grace’s Rainbow is the deeply emotional and poignant story of young single mother Grace Devlin.</p><p>When Grace is diagnosed with cancer her best chance of survival is to find a bone marrow transplant from a family member. Only Grace is adopted and her one previous attempt to connect with her birth mother resulted in bitter disappointment.</p><p>But with her young son, Jack, to think about, and the return of her ex Liam, Jack’s father, reminding her of feelings she’d thought she’d buried long ago, Grace refuses to give up hope just yet. With the help of her friends she bravely embarks on a journey of discovery.</p><p>This search will bring her from her home in vibrant Dublin to the unspoilt beauty of Wexford where she must unravel a web of lies and deceit that has spanned over thirty years.</p><p>With a wonderful cast of supporting characters and plenty of charm, this will have you laughing and crying at the turn of a page.</p><p>Carmel Harrington is an exciting new Irish voice in women’s fiction – a must read for fans of Cecilia Ahern!</p>

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