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  • Published: 17 August 2021
  • ISBN: 9781578268993
  • Imprint: Hatherleigh Press
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 160
  • RRP: $24.99

Raising Other People's Children

What Foster Parenting Taught Me About Bringing Together A Blended Family



Raising Other People's Children helps you navigate the complicated world of foster and step-parenting with better awareness and greater empathy, providing real-life solutions for forging strong relationships in extraordinary circumstances.

Drawing on Debbie Ausburn’s decades of experience with every facet of the foster care system, Raising Other People's Children provides expert guidance viewed through the lens of real human interactions.

The responsibility and complexity involved in raising someone else’s child can seem overwhelming. Regardless of whether you’re a stepparent, foster parent or adoptive parent, it is on you to take on the challenge of caring for them, helping them to move forward while also meeting their unique emotional needs.

  • Published: 17 August 2021
  • ISBN: 9781578268993
  • Imprint: Hatherleigh Press
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 160
  • RRP: $24.99

Praise for Raising Other People's Children

Raising Other People’s Children gives a practical perspective on the truth that beautiful relationships can be developed even when we’re not the people who are supposed to be there—because we are the people who choose to be there.” —Irene Clements, Executive Director, National Foster Parent Association "As a Juvenile Court Judge, I often spoke to foster parents and stepparents about caring for other people’s children, yet I could not speak from experience. Debbie Ausburn speaks not only from experience but also from her heart as she provides wisdom and guidance on the challenges and the joys of Raising Other People’s Children. This is a must-read for foster parents and parents of blended families.” —Judge Juanita Stedman, Executive Director, Together Georgia   “This book is a compelling and candid look at the heroic challenges that foster parents accept, including the difficult job of supplementing, not replacing, biological parents. It is an eloquent account of how to provide love, support, and guidance to traumatized children, along with respecting and supporting their need to stay connected to their biological family.” —Emily Acker, CEO, Hillside, Inc.

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