The first book in a series by foster mum Angela Hart who, along with her husband Jonathan, has fostered over fifty children in the past twenty-seven years.
One day an advert in the local paper caught my eye: 'Foster Carers Wanted'. I knew straight away it was something I'd love to do. As a child I had a friend whose family took in foster children, and I had often asked my mother if we could do the same. I was convinced fostering kids would be like caring for flowers: if we provided the right environment, nourished them well and treated them with love and respect, everything would be rosy. We could foster for a few years, and maybe even carry on when we started our own family. Of course, it wasn't like that at all! Each child had a unique set of problems, some incredibly sad, others very shocking. We found ourselves immersed in a care system we knew nothing about, yet soon found impossible to leave. I thrived on the challenge and rewards of being a foster mum, and when I discovered several years on that I was not able to have children of my own, I didn't miss a beat. By then I had trained as a specialist carer for teenagers with complex needs, and I have never looked back, fostering more than 50 children over the past 27 years.
Angela Hart gives a no holds barred insight into the reality of
looking after someone else's children. A remarkable story from a
remarkable woman, it brought back a lot of memories for me. * Casey
Watson, Sunday Times bestselling author *
A moving story that testifies to the redemptive power of love. I hope Angela Hart inspires many others to foster. * Torey Hayden, Sunday Times bestselling author *
A true tear-jerking tale of love and compassion. * Sunday Mirror *