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Denied a Mummy: The heartbreaking story of three little children searching for someone to love them.

Denied a Mummy: The heartbreaking story of three little children searching for someone to love them.
 

In one of the toughest cases of her career, Maggie Hartley is forced to fight against the very system she is part of to get three vulnerable siblings returned to her care

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ISBN 9781409177098
Barcode 9781409177098
Published 27 December 2018 by Orion Publishing
Format Paperback
Author(s) By Hartley, Maggie
Series A Maggie Hartley Foster Carer Story
Availability Internationally sourced (OOS locally); ships 6-12 working days

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ISBN-13 9781409177098
ISBN-10 1409177092
Stock Available
Status Internationally sourced (OOS locally); ships 6-12 working days
Publisher Orion Publishing
Imprint Trapeze
Publication Date 27 December 2018
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Paperback
Author(s) By Hartley, Maggie
Series A Maggie Hartley Foster Carer Story
Category True Stories Of Endurance & Survival
Adoption & Fostering
Social Work
Number of Pages 272
Dimensions Width: 128mm
Height: 200mm
Spine: 30mm
Weight 240g
Interest Age 16+ years
Reading Age 16+ years
Library of Congress Foster children - Great Britain, Foster mothers - Great Britain
NBS Text True Stories
ONIX Text General/trade;Professional and scholarly;General/trade
Dewey Code 362.733092
Catalogue Code 937913

Description of this Book

When Maggie's latest placement arrives on her doorstep, it is clear that Sean, Dougie and their big sister Mary have been through unspeakable traumas in their short?lives. Violent and malnourished,?the siblings have been left to fend for themselves by their drug-addicted parents. Maggie must use all of her skills and experience as a foster carer to help these damaged siblings to learn to be children again. With much love, care and patience, their behaviour gradually starts to improve and social services start looking for a forever family for them. But alarm bells start to ring when Maggie meets the couple who have been matched to adopt the siblings. It is clear that they're looking for the perfect, ready-made family, and they're not going to get it with these vulnerable brothers and sister. Despite raising her concerns with social services, Maggie is powerless to prevent the adoption from going ahead and she must put aside her own fears to help the siblings settle in with their new parents. But she can't shake the feeling of dread as she waves them goodbye. A few months later, Maggie's worst nightmares come true when she learns that the children have been handed back to the care of social services following the breakdown of the adoption. Maggie must fight to get the children returned to her, but is it too late to undo the damage that has been done?

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

UK Review Bertrams Star Rating: 3 stars (out of 5)

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Author's Bio

Maggie Hartley has fostered more than 300 children while being a foster carer for over twenty years. Taking on the children other carers often can't cope with, Maggie helps children that are deemed 'unadoptable' because of their behaviour or the extreme trauma that they've been through. She's looked after refugees, supported children through sexual abuse and violence court cases, cared for teenagers on remand and taught young mums how to parent their newborn babies. www.facebook.com/MaggieHartleyAuthor/

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