PROVIDES INSPIRATION AND ENCOURAGEMENT. It can be easy to become overwhelmed by the responsibility and complexity involved in fostering and raising someone else’s child. Serving both as a source of emotional support and personal guidance, Raising Other People’s Children helps guide you through the obstacles you might face while helping you provide the best possible care for your charges.
PROMOTES POSITIVITY AND STRENGTH, EVEN IN DIFFICULT SITUATIONS. Despite the potential challenges involved in creating a relationship with non-biological children, it can also be the most personally fulfilling and rewarding thing you will ever do.
MAKES A HELPFUL AND THOUGHTFUL GIFT. Earnestly written and beautifully presented, this book makes a wonderful gift for anyone embarking on this new stage in their life.
“Raising Other People’s Children gives a practical perspective on the truth that beautiful relationships can be developed even when we’re not the people who are supposed to be there—because we are the people who choose to be there.”
—Irene Clements, Executive Director, National Foster Parent Association
"As a Juvenile Court Judge, I often spoke to foster parents and stepparents about caring for other people’s children, yet I could not speak from experience. Debbie Ausburn speaks not only from experience but also from her heart as she provides wisdom and guidance on the challenges and the joys of Raising Other People’s Children. This is a must-read for foster parents and parents of blended families.”
—Judge Juanita Stedman, Executive Director, Together Georgia
“This book is a compelling and candid look at the heroic challenges that foster parents accept, including the difficult job of supplementing, not replacing, biological parents. It is an eloquent account of how to provide love, support, and guidance to traumatized children, along with respecting and supporting their need to stay connected to their biological family.”
—Emily Acker, CEO, Hillside, Inc.
“It’s not an overstatement to say that Raising Other People’s Children will save marriages and strengthen blended families. Debbie Ausburn’s stories bring a smile and her hard-won wisdom from her years as a social worker, probation officer, foster mother and stepmother will help anyone who’s trying to parent a child they didn’t bring into this world.”
—Rhonda Sciortino, author of 30 Days to Happiness
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