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The Resource Stranger care : a memoir of loving what isn't ours, Sarah Sentilles

Stranger care : a memoir of loving what isn't ours, Sarah Sentilles

Label
Stranger care : a memoir of loving what isn't ours
Title
Stranger care
Title remainder
a memoir of loving what isn't ours
Statement of responsibility
Sarah Sentilles
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
After deciding not to have a biological child, Sarah Sentilles and her husband, Eric, try to adopt a baby through foster care. Knowing that the system aims for reunification with the birth family, they open their home to a flurry of social workers who question, evaluate, and prepare them to welcome a child into their lives, even if it most likely means giving that child up. After years of starts and stops, the phone call finally comes: a three-day-old baby girl, Coco, in urgent need of a foster family. Sarah and Eric bring this newborn stranger home. 'You were never ours,' Sarah tells her, 'yet we belong to each other.' A love letter to Coco and to the countless others like her, Stranger Care shares Sarah's discovery of what it means to mother: in this case, not just a vulnerable infant, but also the birth mother who loves the child too. Coco's story is a reminder that we depend on family, and that family can take many different forms
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
YDX
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Sentilles, Sarah
Dewey number
362.734
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Sentilles, Sarah
  • Foster parents
  • Adoptive parents
  • Adopted children
  • Adoption
  • Motherhood
  • Foster home care
  • Foster parents
  • Foster children
  • Foster children
  • Birthparents
  • Custody of children
Target audience
adult
Label
Stranger care : a memoir of loving what isn't ours, Sarah Sentilles
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Preface -- Show yourself to be a mother -- Family picture -- One of our own -- Maternal impression -- Family tree -- Homesick -- Families belong together -- Flesh and blood -- Big lost -- Flight risk -- No other way -- A tale of two mothers -- Be the tree -- Our girl -- All her belongings -- Epilogue
Control code
000068598681
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xv, 404 pages
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9781922330956
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1227693683
Label
Stranger care : a memoir of loving what isn't ours, Sarah Sentilles
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Preface -- Show yourself to be a mother -- Family picture -- One of our own -- Maternal impression -- Family tree -- Homesick -- Families belong together -- Flesh and blood -- Big lost -- Flight risk -- No other way -- A tale of two mothers -- Be the tree -- Our girl -- All her belongings -- Epilogue
Control code
000068598681
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xv, 404 pages
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9781922330956
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1227693683

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