A guide for parents,
foster parents
and adoptive parents
of children who are in care

Mary-Jo Land

“I am telling everyone about this book! Mary-Jo Land has filled a gap in the child welfare literature with this clear, simply written guide for all parents in child welfare… To my colleagues in child welfare- Buy this book!”

– Deborah Gray, author and therapist, USA

“This book offers a valuable and welcomed contribution to the area of fostering, kinship care, and adoption; and powerfully draws on years of personal and professional experience of Mary-Jo Land.”

– Dr. Karen Treisman, author and therapist, U.K

“Seldom do we see first parents’ needs addressed in such a straight-forward and compassionate way.”

– Mary M. McGowan, E.D., ATTACh

Children in care need continuity. This book helps all parents of children in care to reduce losses and maintain connections. 

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Published by Speaking Volumes Books