Stranger Care

Author: Sarah Sentilles
Editor: Random House
ISBN: 0593230051
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NEW YORK TIMES EDITORS’ CHOICE • “A powerful, heartbreaking, necessary masterpiece.”—Cheryl Strayed, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Wild The moving story of what one woman learned from fostering a newborn—about injustice, about making mistakes, about how to better love and protect people beyond our immediate kin May you always feel at home. After their decision not to have a biological child, Sarah Sentilles and her husband, Eric, decide to adopt via the foster care system. Despite knowing that the system’s goal is the child’s reunification with the birth family, Sarah opens their home to a flurry of social workers who question them, evaluate them, and ultimately prepare them to welcome a child into their lives—even if it means most likely having to give the child back. After years of starts and stops, and endless navigation of the complexities and injustices of the foster care system, a phone call finally comes: a three-day-old baby girl named Coco, in immediate need of a foster family. Sarah and Eric bring this newborn stranger home. “You were never ours,” Sarah tells Coco, “yet we belong to each other.” A love letter to Coco and to the countless children like her, Stranger Care chronicles Sarah’s discovery of what it means to mother—in this case, not just a vulnerable infant but the birth mother who loves her, too. Ultimately, Coco’s story reminds us that we depend on family, and that family can take different forms. With prose that Nick Flynn has called “fearless, stirring, rhythmic,” Sentilles lays bare an intimate, powerful story with universal concerns: How can we care for and protect one another? How do we ensure a more hopeful future for life on this planet? And if we’re all related—tree, bird, star, person—how might we better live?
Stranger Care
Language: en
Pages: 432
Authors: Sarah Sentilles
Categories: Biography & Autobiography
Type: BOOK - Published: 2021-05-04 - Publisher: Random House

NEW YORK TIMES EDITORS’ CHOICE • “A powerful, heartbreaking, necessary masterpiece.”—Cheryl Strayed, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Wild The moving story of what one woman learned from fostering a newborn—about injustice, about making mistakes, about how to better love and protect people beyond our immediate kin May you
Growing Up in the Care of Relatives Or Friends
Language: en
Pages: 144
Authors: Mike Doolan, Paul Nixon, Patrice Lawrence
Categories: Child care
Type: BOOK - Published: 2004 - Publisher: Family Rights Group

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Language: en
Pages: 192
Authors: Kwame Owusu-Bempah
Categories: Family & Relationships
Type: BOOK - Published: 2010-05-07 - Publisher: Routledge

This important book looks at how children in care can best be helped to attain desirable developmental outcomes. Owusu-Bempah introduces his notion of socio-genealogical connectedness to help explain why children in kinship care fare better than children in non-relative foster care.
Kinship Matters
Language: en
Pages: 326
Authors: Fatemeh Ebtehaj, Bridget Lindley, Martin Richards
Categories: Law
Type: BOOK - Published: 2006-09-15 - Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

This book is the fifth in the Cambridge Socio-Legal Group series and it concerns the evolving notions and practices of kinship in contemporary Britain and the interrelationship of kinship, law and social policy. Assembling contributions from scholars in a range of disciplines, it examines social, legal, cultural and psychological questions
Caring for America's Children--a Congressional Symposium on Child Care and Parenting
Language: en
Pages: 94
Authors: U. S. Staff, Congress of the U.S., Washington, DC. Senate Subcommittee on Children and Families, United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on Labor and Human Resources. Subcommittee on Children and Families
Categories: Child care
Type: BOOK - Published: 1998 - Publisher:

These hearings transcripts present testimony regarding child care before the Senate's Subcommittee on Children and Families. The hearings attempted to answer three questions before action is taken by Congress concerning the care of the nation's children: (1) what is best for children?; (2) what do families really want?; and (3)