When derek is suddenly admitted to hospital with psychiatric problems Beth is taken into care and arrives at Cathy’s. Beth and her father clearly love each other very much and Derek spoils his daughter, treating her like a princess, but there is something bothering Cathy, something she can’t quite put her finger on.
Daddy's Little Princess #ad - Meanwhile cathy’s husband is working away a lot and coming home less at weekends. Harper Element. The latest title from the internationally bestselling author and foster carer Cathy Glass. Beth is a sweet-natured child who appears to have been well looked after. Then, suddenly, everything changes.
Cut: The true story of an abandoned, abused little girl who was desperate to be part of a familyHarper Element #ad - More worryingly she finds her room empty one night, and her pillow covered in blood. It becomes a regular and frightening occurrence, and Cathy is horrified to find Dawn lighting a match whilst mumbling it’s not my fault in her sleep one night. Cathy discovers Dawn is playing truant from school, and struggling to make friends.
Dawn has been self-harming in order to release the pain of her past. When dawn attempts suicide, Cathy realises that she needs more help than she can give. Dawn’s mother eventually confides in her that dawn was sent away to live with relatives in Ireland between the ages of 5 and 9, and Cathy soon realises that the horrors Dawn was exposed to during this time have left her a very disturbed little girl.
Cut: The true story of an abandoned, abused little girl who was desperate to be part of a family #ad - Million-copy bestselling author cathy glass tells the story of Dawn, a sweet and seemingly well-balanced girl whose outward appearance masks a traumatic childhood of suffering at the hands of the very people who should have cared for her. Dawn was the first girl Cathy Glass ever fostered. Sweet and seemingly well balanced girl, Dawn’s outward appearance masked a traumatic childhood so awful, that even she could not remember it.
During the first night, cathy awoke to see Dawn looming above Cathy’s baby’s cot, her eyes staring and blank. Harper Element. She sleepwalks – which Cathy learns is often a manifestation in disturbed children.
Will You Love Me?: The story of my adopted daughter LucyHarperElement #ad - Withdrawn, refusing to eat and three years behind in her schooling, it is thought that the damage Lucy has suffered is irreversible. But cathy and her two children bond with Lucy quickly, and break through to Lucy in a way no-one else has been able to, finally showing her the loving home she never believed existed.
The eleventh memoir and latest title from the internationally bestselling author and foster carer Cathy Glass. Harper Element. Right from the beginning lucy’s mother couldn’t cope, but it wasn’t until Lucy reached eight years old that she was finally taken into permanent foster care. By the time lucy is brought to live with Cathy she is eleven years old and severely distressed after being moved from one foster home to another.
Will You Love Me?: The story of my adopted daughter Lucy #ad - Harper Element. This book tells the true story of Cathy’s adopted daughter Lucy. Lucy was born to a single mother who had been abused and neglected for most of her own childhood. Cathy and lucy believe they were always destined to be mother and daughter – it just took them a little while to find each other.
The Child BrideHarperElement #ad - But when her father and uncle find out, they bundle her into a car and threaten to set fire to her if she makes anymore trouble. Prevented from having any contact with them by her family who insist she has brought shame and dishonour on the whole community, Zeena tries to see them at school. Cathy glass, tells the shocking story of Zeena, international bestselling author, a young Asian girl desperate to escape from her family.
When 14 -year-old zeena begs to be taken into care with a non-Asian family, she is clearly petrified. Harper Element. Harper Element. But of what?placed in the home of experienced foster carer Cathy and her family, Zeena gradually settles into her new life, but misses her little brothers and sisters terribly.
The Child Bride #ad - Zeena is too frightened to press charges against them despite being offered police protection in a safe house. Eventually, cathy discovers the devastating truth from Zeena, and with devastation she believes there is little she can do to help her. Harper Element.
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Can I Let You Go?: A heartbreaking true story of love, loss and moving onHarperElement #ad - However, this leads to faye realizing just how much she will lose and she changes her mind and says she wants to keep her baby. Is it possible faye could learn enough to parent her child? Cathy believes it is, and Faye’s social worker is obliged to give Faye the chance. Harper Element. Given that faye never goes out alone it is something of a mystery how she ever became pregnant and Faye says it’s a secret.
To begin with faye won’t acknowledge she is pregnant or talk about the changes in her body as she worries it will upset her grandparents, but after her social worker assures her she can talk to Cathy she opens up. Can i let you go? is the true story of Faye, a wonderful young woman who may never be able to parent her unborn child.
Can I Let You Go?: A heartbreaking true story of love, loss and moving on #ad - Faye is 24, pregnant, and has learning difficulties as a result of her mother’s alcoholism. The care plan is for faye to stay with Cathy until after the birth when she will return home and the baby will go for adoption. Harper Element. Faye is gentle, and normally lives with her grandparents, childlike and vulnerable, both of whom have mobility problems.
Cathy and her children welcome Faye into their home and hearts. Harper Element.
Cruel to Be Kind: Saying no can save a child's lifeHarper Element #ad - Cathy and her family are shocked when they first meet Max. He is fostered by cathy while his mother is in hospital with complications from type 2 diabetes. Harper Element. Cruel to be kind is the true story of Max, aged 6. Harper Element. But his social worker isn’t the only one in denial; his whole family are too.
He is fostered by cathy while his mother is in hospital with complications from type 2 diabetes. Cruel to be kind is the true story of Max, aged 6. Fostering max gets off to a bad start when his mother, Caz, complains and threatens Cathy even before Max has moved in. Harper Element. Harper Element.
A Long Way from HomeHarper Element #ad - She couldn’t have been more wanted, loved and cherished. Flies circled around the broken ceiling fans and buzzed against the grids covering the windows. So why was she now in foster care and living with me? It didn’t make sense. Until i learned what had happened. Not one of the thirty or so infants cried, let alone spoke.
The only toys were a few balls and a handful of building bricks, but no child played with them. Their large eyes stared out blankly from emaciated faces. The silence was deafening and unnatural. Dressed only in nappies and ragged T-shirts the children were incarcerated in their cots. Harper Element. Some were obviously disabled, others not, but all were badly undernourished.
A Long Way from Home #ad - The true story of 2 year-old Anna, abandoned by her natural parents, left alone in a neglected orphanage. Elaine and ian had travelled half way round the world to adopt little Anna. Harper Element. Harper Element. Harper Element.
Innocent: The True Story of Siblings Struggling to SurviveHarperElement #ad - Harper Element. Aneta maintains she is innocent of harming them, while Filip appears bewildered and out of his depth. Very worried, she asks for more hospital tests to be done. They’ve already had a lot. Could it be they were a result of a genuine accident as Aneta is claiming? Both children become sick with a mysterious illness while, experienced foster carer, Cathy, is looking after them.
Harper Element. When cathy’s daughter, lucy, becomes ill too she believes she has found the cause of Kit and Molly’s illness and the parents aren’t to blame. However, nothing could be further from the truth and what comes to light is far more sinister and shocking. Harper Element. Innocent is the shocking true story of little Molly and Kit, siblings, aged 3 years and 18 months, who are brought into care as an emergency after suffering non-accidental injuries.
Innocent: The True Story of Siblings Struggling to Survive #ad - Aneta and filip, the children’s parents, are distraught when their children are taken into care. It’s true the family has never come to the attention of the social services before and little Kit and Molly appear to have been well looked after, but Kit has a broken arm and bruises on his face. Harper Element.
Mommy Told Me Not to Tell: The true story of a troubled boy with a dark secretHarper Element #ad - As the details of his short life emerge, it becomes clear that to help him, Cathy will face her biggest challenge yet. The latest title from the author of Sunday Times and New York Times bestseller Damaged. Reece is the last of six siblings to be fostered. Harper Element. Having been in care for four months his aggressive and disruptive behaviour has seen him passed from carer to carer.
Harper Element. Harper Element. When the darkest of family secrets is revealed to Cathy, Reece’s behaviour suddenly starts to make sense, and together they can begin to rebuild his life. Although only 7, he has been excluded from school, and bites people so often that his mother calls him 'Sharky'. Cathy wants to find the answers for Reece’s distressing behaviour, but he has been sworn to secrecy by his mother, and will not tell them anything.
Mommy Told Me Not to Tell: The true story of a troubled boy with a dark secret #ad - Element. As the social worker prepares for the final hearing, he finds five different files on Reece’s family, and is incredulous that he had not been removed from them as a baby. When reece arrives at cathy's door aged 7 years old, he has already passed through the hands of four different carers in four weeks.
Nobody's Son: All Alex ever wanted was a family of his ownHarper Element #ad - Element. But the present carers are expecting a baby and the foster mother isn’t coping, so Alex goes to live with Cathy. He settles easily and is very much looking forward to having a forever family of his own. Harper Element. Harper Element. Harper Element. Harper Element. The introductions and move to his adoptive family go well.
But alex is only with them for a week when problems begin. Born in a prison and removed from his drug-dependent mother, rejection is all that 7-year-old Alex knows. When cathy is asked to foster little alex, aged 7, her immediate reaction is: Why can’t he stay with his present carers for the last month? He’s already had many moves since coming into care as a toddler and he’ll only be with her a short while before he goes to live with his permanent adoptive family.
Nobody's Son: All Alex ever wanted was a family of his own #ad - . What happens next is both shocking and upsetting, and calls into question the whole adoption process. Harper element.