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    Wounded Children, Healing Homes: How Traumatized Children Impact

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    Why doesn?t our child return our love? What are we failing to understand? What are we failing to do? These questions can fill the minds of adoptive parents caring for wounded, traumatized children.

    Families often enter into this experience with high expectations for their child and for themselves but are broadsided by shattered assumptions. This book addresses the reality of those unmet expectations and offers validation and solutions for the challenges of parenting deeply traumatized and emotionally disturbed children.
     

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    Why don't our children return our love? What are we not understanding? What are we failing to do? These questions can trouble adoptive parents caring for wounded, traumatized children.

    Families often enter into the adoption experience with high expectations for their children and themselves but are quick to discover that these hopes are not realistic. This book addresses the reality of those unmet expectations and offers validation and solutions for the challenges that arise when parenting deeply traumatized or emotionally disturbed children.

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    A Plan for Tyrone

    A children's book about a boy elephant who wants a permanent home.
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    The Original Foster Care Survival Guide

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    A Foster Child shares his experience in the Foster Care System, What could I have done to make the job of my social workers and foster parents eaasier? and What could they have done to help me prepare for a successful adulthood? are questions answered
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    Castaway Kid

    Abandoned by his parents when he was just three years old, Rob Mitchell began his jorney as one of the last "lifers" in an American ophanage.

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    Finding Fish: A Memoir

    Baby Boy Fisher was raised in institutions from the moment of his birth in prison to a single mother. He ultimately came to live with a foster family, where he endured near-constant verbal and physical abuse. In his mid-teens he escaped and enlisted in t
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    Love, Bandit - A tail of Foster Care

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    Bandit is a lovable, sometimes mischievous racoon who finds himself in foster care with complete strangers, new rules, and many confusing emotions. He eventually works his way through the emotional conflicts to find happiness and acceptance.
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    Trouble Don't Last Always

    Born to a teenage mother whose hopes and dreams for her son were shattered by her own drug addiction, author Shane Salter was thrust into parenting his younger brother at the tender age of four. His first look at the world was through a broken windowpane.
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    Foster Changes: Treating Attachment Disordered Foster Children

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    Fostering Changes addresses: What is attachment?; Who are attachment-disordered foster children; and What can be done to help them?

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    Hope's Boy - A Memoir

    From the moment he was born, Andrew Bridge and his mother, Hope, shared a love so deep that it felt like nothing else mattered. But as her mental health steadily declined, authorities arrived and tore Andrew from his screaming mother's arms, and placed hi
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    From Foster Care to Fabulous

    In this book, Capri Cruz, shows us how to overcome childhood trauma by implementing the effective healing strategies she's used throughout her life of turmoil, which ultimately catapulted her voyage From Foster Care to Fabulous.

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    The Ocean Within

    In this story of a foster child and her new family, it's Elizabeth vs. Iron Woman. Who will win? Insights for parents of older children here.
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    Surviving and Transcending a Traumatic Childhood

    Ninety stories of survival to create a silver lining of hope for those struggling to heal from childhood trauma.
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    From Trial To Triumph

    One Foster Parent's Journey. This book addresses many of the issues that foster parents face on a daily basis.

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    A Piece of Cake - a Memoir

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    Orphaned by the death of her mother and left in the hands of a sadistic foster parent, young Cupcake Brown learned to survive by turning tricks, downing hard liquor, and injesting every drug she could find while hitchhiking up and down the California Coas
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    Plenty Good Room

    Poignant, gritty, and unforgettable. This book is about the human heart's infinite capacity to make room, give love, and have faith in an often troubled world.
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    The Star: A Story to Help Young Children Understand Foster Care

    Read this book with your foster child and ask him/her lots of questions. For guidance, consult Questions & Activities for the Star. A handbook for foster parents, which accompanies the book.
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    Things I Want Most

    Since his removal from an abusive home, eleven-year-old Mike had been placed in a dozen different foster families and institutions. He was labeled severely emotionally disturbed and a hopeless case. What Mike wanted most was a family.
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    Three little words - A Memoir

    Sunshine, you're my baby and I'm your only mother. You must mind the one taking care of you, but she's not your mama Ashley Rhodes-Courter spent nine years of her life in fourteen different foster homes, living by those words. Her story is one to read!
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    Lost Boy, The

    The author tells his story from the time he left his abusive mother and alcoholic father, through his experiences in five foster homes and juvenile detention, and how he eventually made it into the Air Force. This is a sequel to the New York Times bestseller A Child Called "It".

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    Fostering Changes - Treating Attachment - Disordered Foster Chil

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    This book addresses the following questions: What is attachment?; Who are attachment-disordered foster children?; and What can be done to help them?
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    Privilege of Youth, The

    This book describes a teenager's story of longing for acceptance and friendship.

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    Everything You Need To Know About Living in a Foster Home

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    This book is about foster teens who have both short and long stays in new homes. It looks at what kinds of homes they are.
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    On Their Own

    This book is about what happens to kins when they age out of the Foster Care System.
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    I Miss My Foster Parents

    This book is written and illustrated by the Herbert children, Stephenie, Stefon, Latisha and Shaun. The children each chose the subject matter ... And the feelings they wanted to express.
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    A Child Called It

    This book portrays one child's courage to survive. It is the unforgettable account of one of the most severe child abuse cases in California history by his emotionally unstable and alcoholic mother. He ended up in foster care.
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    White Oleander - Book

    This book tells the unforgettable story of Ingrid, a brilliant poet imprisoned for murder, and her daughter, Astrid, whose odyssey through a series of Lost Angeles foster homes - each its own universe, with its own laws, its own dangers, its own hard less
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    Maybe Days - A Book for Children in Foster Care

    Will I live with my parents again? Will I stay with my foster parents forever? For children in foster care, the answer to may questions is often maybe. Maybe Days addresses the questions, feelings, and concerns these children most often face.
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    A Man Named Dave-A Story of Triumph and Forgiveness

    With stunning generosity of spirit, Dave Plezer invites readers on his journey to discover how a lost, nameless boy finally found himself in the heart and soul of a man who is free at last.
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    Walk a Mile in My Shoes: A Book about Biological Parents for Fos

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    Written in an easily readable, unpretentious, jargon-free style, clearly yet eloquently captures the subtle and profound difficulties associated with the foster care service system.
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    Learning to Live: A Black Woman's Journey Beyond Foster Care

    This book is a sequel to Foster Care Odyssey, and tells of what happened after she aged out of the foster care system.
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