Through Hell and out the other side

The stories of troubled children within the foster care system After 18 years of being a therapeutic foster parent to over 55 of the most challenging cases, Ellen Harlie shares with readers the reality of caring for difficult children with unique needs Each child has their own story and their own set of problems, many were helped and grew up to be productive citizen s, sThe stories of troubled children within the foster care system After 18 years of being a therapeutic foster parent to over 55 of the most challenging cases, Ellen Harlie shares with readers the reality of caring for difficult children with unique needs Each child has their own story and their own set of problems, many were helped and grew up to be productive citizen s, some were too damaged to help but they still deserved the chance Ellen shares their anguish, fears, and happy moments while in her care As you follow her life through the stories of her placements over the years, you ll gain a perspective of her own life as a therapeutic foster parent and see how she went Through Hell and out the other side Available exclusively at ellenharlie
Through Hell and out the other side The stories of troubled children within the foster care system After years of being a therapeutic foster parent to over of the most challenging cases Ellen Harlie shares with readers the realit

  • Title: Through Hell and out the other side
  • Author: Ellen Harlie
  • ISBN: 9780988960107
  • Page: 454
  • Format: Paperback
  • 1 thought on “Through Hell and out the other side”

    1. I received this book through giveaways in exchange for an honest review.This book was pretty intense and the author Ellen should receive a "foster mother of the year" award or something. What this woman experienced being a foster parent is beyond words. Each chapter was based on a child that she took into her home and tried to help and love. Growing up in a stable environment, I just didn't realize the extent of the damage that unstable/abusive parents were willing to put their children through [...]

    2. Few books have laid bare the story of foster children with such compassion and humor as does Ellen Harlie’s book, Through Hell and out the side. Some boys were broken by parents who spiraled into drugs and the carnal. Some boys just had bad luck. Some had parents who were mental adrift. And others were consumed by poverty. All of these boys were thrown together in Ellen Harlie’s house which generated a never ending circus of pranks, trouble, counselors, state officials, school officials, and [...]

    3. This book is wonderful it opens our eyes to the foster system in part of our country. It also shows us that there are honestly foster parents who try their absolute hardest to help children that have been tossed to the wayside by their parents and the system. The stories are well written and humorous while at the same time heart wrenching. I received this book through firstreads and from the time I cracked the cover I could hardly put it down. The stories are mesmerizing and Ms. Harlie and her [...]

    4. The book was informative, thought provoking and intense! Surely only the good Lord could give anyone the courage, strength and patience to invite the most troubled children into their lives. Time and time again the stories reflect how the abuse or neglect of a child impacts him/her for the remainder of their lives. Just reading about these situations stressed me out and I had to put the book down frequently to distress. Words and situations were not sugar coated to spare the reader from offensiv [...]

    5. I entered to win this book because fostering is something my husband and I have been speaking about more and more. When I saw a book about a woman's stories of fostering, I knew I had to read it. I was shocked to win and devoured the book in just a handful of days. First, I want to say the only reason that I gave the book 4 stars and not 5 is that at times it felt choppy. I understood and was comfortable with the idea of each of her foster boys having his own chapter. I was less okay with paragr [...]

    6. First let me say Thank you to the wonderful and amazing author Ellen for giving me this ARC of her book. In exchange for my honest opinion, this readers is my opinion of her great book/story. I had won a copy of this amazing book as a first read.The writer takes us on a close up view of what it means to be a foster parent, What not only does the parent go through, But also what their family does too,MS. Ellen has described several children in this book, There daily lives, mental conditions, home [...]

    7. The story of a woman's love for children and the unloved, unwanted children she took into her home giving them the opportunity to enjoy a normal family life. Most of these children were unaccustomed to nutritious sit down meals, a room with a bed of their own, clean clothes, normal day to day hygiene, a five acre space in the country to build a fort, a creek to catch lizzards and frogs, kittens, dogs, a place to swim in the summertime. a place to iceskate in the wintertime, a basketball court, l [...]

    8. I was given this volume through the GoodReads First-Reads program. Ms. Harlie really has been through hell and out the other side. In this book she tells the reader about the circumstances that led her to become a therapeutic foster mother, and reminisces about some of the children she fostered. She very open and honest; one learns a lot about the foster system, the kids in the system, and how very hard it can be to help kids in the system. I strongly recommend this book for anyone interested in [...]

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