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Praise for Kathleen Guire"Kathleen has such a big heart for helping others in the adoption world!" - Karri Shilling, Adoptive and Foster Parent"Kathleen is an endless source of information when it comes to foster/adoption situations, triumphs and struggles. Her genuine, heart felt desire for this purpose is something I admire." - Jessica McHugh, Kinship foster parent"Through her classes, podcasts, blogs, videos, conferences, and advice Kathleen has helped me to look at my child's behaviors in a new way. She has helped me to change the way I parent and has shown me that I'm not alone. Because of Kathleen's influence I have more successes to celebrate in the journey of parenting my children." 
- Rachel Eubanks, Foster Parent
"She is easy to speak with and offers so much knowledge to other families. Most of all, she offers hope when we thought there was none. Kathleen has become a treasured friend. We truly needed a Christian who understood our struggles and the potential struggles of other families in our church.Kathleen offers hope and healing to families."
-Jeremy and Jeanine Kaminski

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I'm Kathleen Guire, mother of seven, four through adoption, former National Parent of the Year, author, teacher, and speaker. But more important than any of those things, I'm a parent just like you. I know what it's like to raise kiddos from hard places. I used to feel as if I was the only one struggling and because I felt that way, I isolated myself.  I don't want you to feel alone in your parenting journey, so I'd like to give you a gift. Hop on over to and subscribe to my mailing list to receive a copy of  Five Things: A Tiny Handbook for Adoptive/Foster Families.
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  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 1733830316
  • ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-1733830317
  • Item Weight ‏ : ‎ 15.8 ounces
  • Dimensions ‏ : ‎ 6 x 0.7 x 9 inches

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Kathleen Guire is a mother of seven, four through adoption, former National Parent of the Year, author, teacher, and speaker.

Her site helps writers move from fear to final product. (Hop on over to the site and grab your free Roadmap for Crafting Your Authentic Story With Courage-

Kathleen has taught creative, research, and essay writing to elementary, junior high, and high school students.

She has coached writers who wanted to tell their stories and needed an extra dose of courage to do so.

She has written nine books (fiction and nonfiction).

All of her writing is foster/adoption focused with a trauma-informed foundation including her novels - Defining Home, Defining Family, Defining Marriage, Kill the Librarian, and The Case of The Missing Person.

Another focus of Kathleen's novels -educating about the dangers of human trafficking through thrillers/mysteries.

Kathleen's fiction writing equips, encourages, and educates adoptive/foster parents as well as those who work with children who have experienced trauma. You can find more info on her second website - Grab your free "Instead Of" Tips - leave traditional parenting behind and really connect with your child - Plus work through the free trauma training - .

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