It Begins and Ends with Family is a book written by parents who fostered over 75 kids, mainly teen aged boys and often eight at one time. The book relates the experiences of a foster parent and some of the discoveries made about why and how to foster. These parents learned that everything comes down to families. It starts with how children are raised and what type of family dynamics are present in their natural family. It continues with what the foster family can do with these children once the dysfunctional family unit has spoiled them. It ends when the foster family has done all they can to undo any harm done and start that child on the right path. Family impacts the situation when the child returns to their family of birth and needs to fit in again but, often with a whole new set of rules and values. The real key to calling this experiment a success is when these children grow up and have relationships and children of their own. So it truly has everything to do with family.
Our house was for those who had so many behavior issues that it was our house or detention. We had some of the worse kids and some of the most damaged. We know every child we fostered was not a success, but we can still offer advice since difficult kids demanded unique parenting methods. We hope you enjoy the descriptions of some of the kids we fostered and their specific issues we tried to solve. After working with all types of kids each with their own different challenges, we are sure you will enjoy the antics and anecdotes involved with many years of working with kids from many Midwest counties.
“Interesting read that touches the heart”
Five Star Review on Amazon By P.S. Winn
This book is an honest look at life, love and an unconventional families. The author is a foster parent, which is an extremely hard job with not a lot of credit. I found the author did a great job in explaining what being a foster parent is, along with the ups and downs of this job. I feel it is one of the most important jobs there is and takes sacrifice, love, patience and understanding. The author has a lot of this and also a sense of humor which comes out in the story and is a valuable asset. Taking the time to not only share her story the author walks the reader through the hardship of tackling the legal end of things including fighting a system that doesn’t always work and also people’s misconceptions. I found the book interesting and helpful and found the author to be a very special person. What she does and it seems she does it well is a thankless job but the author has also been able o share some amazing rewards.
About the Author
Just launched my first ever novel called Ultimate Betrayal as an E-book on Amazon also-It Begins and Ends with Family . Lover of same man 51 years. Pet rescuer.