Coping as a Foster Child

Coping as a Foster Child

by Geraldine M. Blomquist, Paul Blomquist

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School Library Journal - School Library Journal
Gr 8-11-- An accurate, in-depth look at several teens in foster care, presented through case studies. Included are explanations of the variety of options available, their specific purposes, and reasons behind placement in each. Successes as well as failures are showcased as readers are given a closer look at therapeutic foster homes, adoption placements and rejections, independent living programs, and mutual care for unwed teen mothers and their infants. A one-page bibliography includes both fiction and nonfiction titles. The ``Helping Resources'' section gives relevant hotlines and agency addresses. This readable account offers the necessary facts for researchers while doubling as a self-help resource for teens facing similar situations. The adolescents speak eloquently and often with a wisdom beyond their years as they share their current plights and hopes for the future. In comparison, Kathlyn Gay's Adoption and Foster Care (Enslow, 1990) offers a factual overview/analysis that shifts into a heavier emphasis on adoption, while Margaret Hyde's Foster Care and Adoption (Watts, 1982; o.p.) puts more emphasis on foster care, but from a somewhat impersonal, although candid, perspective. --Celia A. Huffman, Cuyahoga County Public Library, Cleveland

Product Details

Rosen Publishing Group, Incorporated, The
Publication date:
Coping Ser.
Edition description:
1st ed
Product dimensions:
5.91(w) x 8.66(h) x (d)
Age Range:
12 - 17 Years

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