At 7-years old, Madeline finds her mother unresponsive, from an overdose, in their small one bedroom apartment. The effects are astronomical as Madeline's life unfolds in front of your eyes. Based on true events, this is a story of a child born into addiction.
Bouncing around from one foster home to the next is nothing new for Parker. With her eighteenth birthday approaching, she's ready to be free of the system and be on her own. But when a social worker places her in a new home, Parker will discover what it means to be part of a family who will do everything in their power to keep her safe.
Jennifer is a bright 10-year-old girl who lives with her daddy, whom she just met last year. She loves her daddy but he's gone a lot. When they are evicted from their home, he sends Jennifer to her friend Danielle's for the weekend so he can find a new place to live. That begins Jennifer's new journey of discovery, in which she learns the true meaning of home and family.
Inspiration from a heavenly Father while hiking Colorado's mountains and devoted friends strengthen a woman who clings to a dream of motherhood despite closed doors. She is in for the ride of her life as a foster mom. When a case is poorly handled, jeopardizing children's safety, she joins forces with a child advocate to expose darkness and believe for the impossible in answer to prayer.
"A Life for Nicholas" details the life of a thirteen year old boy who is an orphan and living in the foster care system. He has to deal with adolescence, his sexuality, the loss of friends and abuse as he figures out his place in the world.
This book is a novella of about 13,000 words and the prequel to "A Home For Christmas" by Matt Zachary.
My diary's perspective of leaving an abusive family and entering the madness of foster care. It chronicles the ups and downs of the eating disorder, depression, and abuse that tried to mold me.Started in 1995 when I was in 8th grade, this will take you through three of my most formative years. There's hope in the journey.