The list author says: "Are you a foster parent striving to be the best caregiver to a foster child that you can be? Then this is a list of books that can answer your questions and help your foster child integrate successfully into your family."
"A collection of 11 personal stories of foster care alumni who are now college-educated professionals and work with, research, write about and advocate on behalf of foster children, including their individual and collective recommendations for reforming the child welfare system."
"A "classic" memoir about a former juvenile delinquent, foster child and mental hospital patient who turned his life around, earned a Ph.D. and now studies the recovery process. Includes case records."
"Paul Owen grew up in a poverty-stricken home wherein his single mother did her best to raise him on welfare and food stamps. But when Owen was only thirteen, his mother died of cancer, leaving him at the mercies of relatives and foster care. The Long Winter is the story of his journey through seven foster homes, across three states, during his high school years."
"The inspirational and revealing story of a foster child's odyssey through 17 foster homes and institutions that reveals what was required for him to grow beyond a painful past and earn his doctorate."