Stranger Care: A Memoir of Loving What Isn't Ours
ISBN: 0593230035
EAN13: 9780593230039
Language: English
Publication Date: May 4, 2021
Pages: 432
Dimensions: 1.377953" H x 8.543307" L x 5.826772" W
Weight: 1.183882 lbs.
Format: Hardcover
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A powerful, heartbreaking, necessary masterpiece.--Cheryl Strayed, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Wild

The moving story of what one woman learned from fostering a newborn--about injustice, about making mistakes, about how to better love and protect people beyond our immediate kin

May you always feel at home.

After their decision not to have a biological child, Sarah Sentilles and her husband, Eric, decide to adopt via the foster care system. Despite knowing that the system's goal is the child's reunification with the birth family, Sarah opens their home to a flurry of social workers who question them, evaluate them, and ultimately prepare them to welcome a child into their lives--even if it means most likely having to give the child back. After years of starts and stops, and endless navigation of the complexities and injustices of the foster care system, a phone call finally comes: a three-day-old baby girl named Coco, in immediate need of a foster family. Sarah and Eric bring this newborn stranger home.

You were never ours, Sarah tells Coco, yet we belong to each other.

A love letter to Coco and to the countless children like her, Stranger Care chronicles Sarah's discovery of what it means to mother--in this case, not just a vulnerable infant but the birth mother who loves her, too. Ultimately, Coco's Read More chevron_right

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