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Deborah Gold - 'Counting Down' + Wendy Welch - 'Fall or Fly'

We are proud to feature two powerful books about foster care and adoption. These works on the foster systems in rural mountain communities offer an unparalleled look at the confounding system, remarkable fellowship, and range of emotions that are involved in what can only be described as a marketplace for our nation's greatest asset - our children. One work a memoir, one a work of storytelling journalism, both offer unique perspectives on who, why, and how people are called upon to foster and adopt. 

Deborah Gold features her book, Counting Down: A Memoir of Foster Parenting and Beyond.

Wendy Welch shares Fall or Fly: The Strangely Hopeful Story of Foster Care and Adoption in Appalachia.

Event date: 
Sunday, November 4, 2018 - 2:00pm
Event address: 
North Hills
4209-100 Lassiter Mill Road
Raleigh, NC 27609
Counting Down: A Memoir of Foster Parenting and Beyond Cover Image
ISBN: 9780821422977
Availability: Available from warehouse in 1-5 business days
Published: Ohio University Press - February 26th, 2018

When Deborah Gold and her husband signed up to foster parent in their rural mountain community, they did not foresee that it would lead to a roller-coaster fifteen years of involvement with a traumatized yet resilient birth family.

Fall or Fly: The Strangely Hopeful Story of Foster Care and Adoption in Appalachia Cover Image
ISBN: 9780821423028
Availability: On our shelves now
Published: Ohio University Press - January 8th, 2018

Chaos. Frustration. Compassion. Desperation. Hope. These are the five words that author Wendy Welch says best summarize the state of foster care in the coalfields of Appalachia.