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Reviewed in the United States on January 15, 2018
My 1 star rating might be unfair because I couldn’t read to the end, and I will potentially come back to edit if I ever find the patience to reach the end, but for now I’m sticking by it. I have worked in child welfare for years as a foster parent recruiter and as an employment specialist for 16-23 year olds in care in Florida. My husband and I hope to foster soon and in the meantime have served as respite caregivers. I could not read this after the author referred to our kids as “orphans.” NO ONE calls children in foster care, even those waiting to be adopted, “orphans” except for the church (which I do have a problem with and have worked with local churches to address). Also, I am a certified case manager and have never been told “when in doubt, yank ‘em out.” I feel like this book is sensationalistic. I realize it’s based in NYC, which is very different from Florida, but if you want an accurate view of what it’s like to be a foster parent I would highly recommend “Another Seat at the Table.”
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