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For more than a decade, Kathy Harrison has sheltered a shifting cast of troubled youngsters-the offspring of prostitutes and addicts; the sons and daughters of abusers; and teenage parents who can't handle parenthood. What would motivate someone to give herself over to constant, largely uncompensated chaos? How does she manage her extraordinary blended family? Why would anyone voluntarily take on her job?

Harrison is no saint, but an ordinary woman doing heroic work. In Another Place at the Table, she describes her life at our social services' front lines-centered around three children who, when they come together in her home, nearly destroy it. Danny, age eight, is borderline mentally retarded and a budding pedophile (a frequent result of sexual abuse in boys). No other family will take him in. Tough, magnetic Sara, age six, is dangerously promiscuous (a typical manifestation of abuse in girls). Karen, six months, shares Danny's legal advocate, who must represent the interests of both. All three living under the same roof will lead to an inevitable explosion-but for each, Harrison's care offers the greatest hope of a reinvented childhood.

For readers of The Lost Children of Wilder, Expecting Adam, and Somebody Else's Kids, this is the first-person story of a woman whose compassionate best intentions for a child are sometimes all that stand between violence and redemption.

Synopsis:

For 13 years, Harrison and her husband, Bruce, were foster parents to a shifting cast of troubled youngsters--the offspring of prostitutes, addicts, abusers, and teen parents. In 1996, the Harrisons were named Massachusetts Foster Parents of the Year. Here, she shares her experience as a foster mother in this startling and ultimately uplifting narrative.

About the Author

Kathy Harrison has been a foster parent to nearly one hundred children. In 1996, she and her husband were named Massachusetts Foster Parents of the Year, and in 2002, they received the prestigious Goldie Foster Award.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781585422005
Author:
Harrison, Kathy
Publisher:
Tarcher
Location:
New York
Subject:
General
Subject:
Women
Subject:
Social Services & Welfare
Subject:
Human Services
Subject:
Foster home care
Subject:
Parental Memoirs
Subject:
Foster children
Subject:
Foster mothers
Subject:
General Family & Relationships
Edition Description:
Hardback
Series Volume:
no. 503/504
Publication Date:
20030414
Binding:
Hardback
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Pages:
240
Dimensions:
8.50x6.36x.90 in. .84 lbs.
Age Level:
from 18

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"Synopsis" by , For 13 years, Harrison and her husband, Bruce, were foster parents to a shifting cast of troubled youngsters--the offspring of prostitutes, addicts, abusers, and teen parents. In 1996, the Harrisons were named Massachusetts Foster Parents of the Year. Here, she shares her experience as a foster mother in this startling and ultimately uplifting narrative.
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