Children usually come into foster care as a result of abuse or severe neglect. Very occasionally, and sadly, it is a result of one or both parents becoming ill or even dying.
When Cathy is first asked to foster little Michael she doesn’t think she has what it takes. His mother is dead and now his father is very ill and needs someone to look after Michael when he has to go into hospital. However, when Cathy meets Michael and his father she is so impressed by their courage, faith and positive attitude to life that she knows she must help them.
What follows is a story of hope, happiness, and making the most of every day. It is the story of a father’s selfless love and devotion for his son, and a small boy’s belief that when the time comes the angels will take his daddy to be in heaven with his mummy.
Cathy has been a foster carer for over 25 years, during which time she has looked after more than 150 children, of all ages and backgrounds. She is a specialist foster carer, also referred to as a level three carer, which means she often looks after children with complex needs or those with very challenging behaviour. Much of her inspiration for writing comes from fostering. She was awarded a degree in education and psychology, as a mature student.
Cathy has always combined fostering with writing, rising very early every morning in order to write, before the day begins with her ever changi...
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