Foster Care: One Dog's Story of Change (Paperback)

Foster Care: One Dog's Story of Change By Julia Cook, Marcela Calderón (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Julia Cook, Marcela Calderón (Illustrator)
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In this heartfelt story from the bestselling author of My Mouth is a Volcano , Foster meets new friends and a kind foster mom who help him navigate the fears and feelings associated with going into foster care.

Foster has lived with his mom and "sometimes dad" all of his life...until now. And like so many others entering foster care, he has more questions than answers and so many new feelings to deal with.

"I don't know what's going to happen to me.
Will I end up being like Zeke?
Will I have a new forever mom?
Can I visit my mom once a week?"

"I have so much going on inside me right now.
I feel angry, guilty, scared, hurt, and sad.
But maybe the others are right.
Maybe being here isn't so bad."

Written in an honest, approachable way, Foster Care will encourage children entering or already in foster care and help them understand they are not alone. Foster, Daisy, Zeke, Simpson, and Rex all have different circumstances which brought them to foster care. Together they talk through their stories and realize this is right where they need to be for now; under the caring watch of foster mom, Miss Beulah.

Product Details
ISBN: 9781937870461
ISBN-10: 1937870464
Publisher: National Center for Youth Issues
Publication Date: April 3rd, 2018
Pages: 32
Language: English