Cut: The true story of an abandoned, abused little girl who was desperate to be part of a familyHarper Element #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. 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. More worryingly she finds her room empty one night, and her pillow covered in blood. Harper Element. She sleepwalks – which Cathy learns is often a manifestation in disturbed children. Sweet and seemingly well balanced girl, Dawn’s outward appearance masked a traumatic childhood so awful, that even she could not remember it.
Cut: The true story of an abandoned, abused little girl who was desperate to be part of a family #ad - During the first night, cathy awoke to see Dawn looming above Cathy’s baby’s cot, her eyes staring and blank. 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.
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.
Cruel to Be Kind: Saying no can save a child's lifeHarper Element #ad - But his social worker isn’t the only one in denial; his whole family are too. Fostering max gets off to a bad start when his mother, Caz, complains and threatens Cathy even before Max has moved in. 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.
. Harper Element. Cathy and her family are shocked when they first meet Max. Cruel to be kind is the true story of Max, aged 6. He is fostered by cathy while his mother is in hospital with complications from type 2 diabetes.
Will You Love Me?: The story of my adopted daughter LucyHarperElement #ad - Harper Element. Cathy and lucy believe they were always destined to be mother and daughter – it just took them a little while to find each other. 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. Harper Element. 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.
Will You Love Me?: The story of my adopted daughter Lucy #ad - The eleventh memoir and latest title from the internationally bestselling author and foster carer Cathy Glass. 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.
A Long Way from HomeHarper Element #ad - Flies circled around the broken ceiling fans and buzzed against the grids covering the windows. Some were obviously disabled, others not, but all were badly undernourished. So why was she now in foster care and living with me? It didn’t make sense. Until i learned what had happened. 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. Not one of the thirty or so infants cried, let alone spoke. She couldn’t have been more wanted, loved and cherished. Harper Element. Dressed only in nappies and ragged T-shirts the children were incarcerated in their cots. Harper Element.
A Long Way from Home #ad - The silence was deafening and unnatural. 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.
Nobody's Son: All Alex ever wanted was a family of his ownHarper Element #ad - The introductions and move to his adoptive family go well. Harper Element. 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.
Harper Element. Harper element. But alex is only with them for a week when problems begin. What happens next is both shocking and upsetting, and calls into question the whole adoption process. 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.
Daddy's Little PrincessHarper Element #ad - Harper element. Events take a dramatic turn for both Beth and Cathy and her family; as Cathy strives to pick up the pieces all their lives are changed forever. 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.
But it isn’t long before cathy begins to have concerns that the relationship between Beth and her father is not as it should be. Little beth, aged 7, has been brought up by her father Derek after her mother left when she was a toddler. When derek is suddenly admitted to hospital with psychiatric problems Beth is taken into care and arrives at Cathy’s.
Daddy's Little Princess #ad - 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. Meanwhile cathy’s husband is working away a lot and coming home less at weekends. Harper Element. Harper Element.
Then, suddenly, everything changes. Harper Element.
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. 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. Harper Element. Cathy glass, international bestselling author, tells the shocking story of Zeena, 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 - 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. Harper Element.
Can I Let You Go?: A heartbreaking true story of love, loss and moving onHarperElement #ad - Harper element. Harper Element. Faye is gentle, childlike and vulnerable, and normally lives with her grandparents, both of whom have mobility problems. Harper Element. Cathy and her children welcome Faye into their home and hearts. 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.
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. 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. 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.
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Saving DannyHarperElement #ad - On a cold dark evening danny finds a place in her home where he can be himself; away from his parents’ impatience and frustration. Harper Element. Harper element. Harpercollins. Often in his own little world, six-year-old Danny finds it difficult to communicate, finding solace in his best friend and confidant George – his rabbit.
Cathy quickly becomes aware of his obsessively meticulous behaviour in addition to his love of patterns, he sees them everywhere and creates them at any opportunity – in his play and also with his food. The fifteenth fostering memoir by Cathy Glass. Danny was petrified and clung to me in desperation as I carried him to my car.
Saving Danny #ad - She realises that patience is the key to looking after Danny as well as her well-tried strategies for managing children’s behaviour. With his father refusing to cooperate, it becomes increasingly likely that Danny will be living with Cathy permanently until she gets an opportunity to speak her piece. This is where Cathy comes in.
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Mommy Told Me Not to Tell: The true story of a troubled boy with a dark secretHarper Element #ad - Having been in care for four months his aggressive and disruptive behaviour has seen him passed from carer to carer. 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. Harper Element. Harper Element. 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. 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. Harper Element.
Mommy Told Me Not to Tell: The true story of a troubled boy with a dark secret #ad - Harpercollins. 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. Harper Element. Element. Harper 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.