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The Lives They Left Behind: Suitcases from a State Hospital Attic

The Lives They Left Behind: Suitcases from a State Hospital Attic

“The Lives They Left Behind is a deeply moving testament to the human side of mental illness, and of the narrow margin which so often separates the sane from the mad.  It is a remarkable portrait, too, of the life of a psychiatric asylum--the sort of community in which, for better and for worse, hundreds of thousands of people lived out their lives. Darby Penney and Peter Stastny...

Olives for Breakfast: A Book for Prospective Foster/Adoptive Parents

Olives for Breakfast: A Book for Prospective Foster/Adoptive Parents

In this informative, spirited, personal account, Valeria Woods encourages Christians to open their homes to the experience of fostering children, and adoption. This book covers the process and details required, and gives prospective parents the emotional and faith-based structure for taking this important and powerful step. Providing a home for a homeless child is, by far, one of the greatest...

Every 10th Starfish

Every 10th Starfish

How does a psychotherapist raise an abused, headstrong, 15-year-old foster child in a family of five? You will see what many foster families go through in order to heal the physical and mental damage in this remarkably revealing story. "This book will open the readers' minds and hearts to the kind of strength and love that is required to be a foster family and enable the 10th...

The Lost Child of Philomena Lee: A Mother, Her Son and A Fifty-Year Search

The Lost Child of Philomena Lee: A Mother, Her Son and A Fifty-Year Search

When she fell pregnant as a teenager in Ireland in 1952, Philomena Lee was sent to the convent of Roscrea, Co. Limerick, to be looked after as a `fallen woman' and at the age of three her baby was whisked away and `sold' to America for adoption. Coerced into signing a document promising `Never to Seek to Know' what the Church did with him, she never saw him again. She would spend...

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