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Please Don't Take My Baby Kindle Edition

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About the Author

Cathy has been a foster carer for over 25 years, during which time she has looked after more than 100 children, of all ages and backgrounds. She has three teenage children of her own; one of whom was adopted after a long-term foster placement. The name Cathy Glass is a pseudonym.

Cathy has written 15 books, including bestselling memoirs Cut, Hidden and Mummy Told Me Not To Tell.


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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 947 KB
  • Print Length: 305 pages
  • Publisher: Harper Element (25 April 2013)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00A61ZRO2
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars 420 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #11,725 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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By ACB(swansea) TOP 50 REVIEWER on 25 April 2013
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As an experienced foster carer, Cathy has taken on many challenges. Never before has she been faced with a 17 year old schoolgirl who is seven months pregnant and has been thrown out of her home by her mother. Never one to shirk a new challenge, either, the always positive and compassionate Cathy accepts Jade into her home on a short term basis until a mother-and-baby foster place can be found. Of course, this does not happen. Jade's behavioural problems drop Cathy at the bottom of a steep learning curve which she climbs treading on eggshells, especially after Jade's baby arrives on the scene.

The unreliable and deceitful Jade confuses Cathy's feelings. She questions herself over mistakes and wrong decisions she may have made concerning Jade to the point of being a failure. This self-doubting runs alongside her strengths and abilities to continue to do what she considers in Jade's best interests. She never gives up.

This book is another fascinating insight into the trials and tribulations of foster-caring and the intimate relationship with the social worker and benefits systems. The emotional struggles and feelings of both hope and hopelessness run hand in hand throughout the story. The outcome of affairs hangs in the balance on a thread in the hands of Jade's commitment and the response of the authorities. Many heart-rending episodes keep the reader on tenterhooks awaiting the next move. Another wonderful journey through an episode affecting several lives by the mastery of Cathy Glass's authorship. Highly recommended.
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I wasn't quite so sure about this book at first given that the situation was slightly different to many of the others in Cathy's books but I guess it's hardly surprising that I cried, enjoyed the book thoroughly and once again felt a wave of inspiration and hope as I finished the last page.
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Another brilliant book by this author.
A great subject and well written - every bit as good as Cathy's previous books.
Highly recommended and don't forget to read the update afterwards on Cathy's website.
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Cathy Glass writes amazing books which tell the stories of the children she has fostered. Some of the children have been victims of terrible and harrowing levels of abuse but with the love and support of this amazing lady and her family they come through and go on to rebuild their lives.
Please Don't Take My Baby is another example of how Cathy initially finds herself wary and feeling a little out of depth fostering a pregnant teenager awaiting a mother and baby placement. During her time with Cathy, Jade continues to spend time with friends who are a bad influence, continuing on the downward spiral that could eventually lead to her losing her baby.
With the support of her loving boyfriend, Cathy, family, and a social worker who believes in her, Jade manages to turn her life around. This book had me feeling sad, angry, and cross with Jade for potentially throwing away the opportunity to keep her baby and throwing everything back at those trying so desperately to help her.
Cathys unwavering support of Jade and her faith in her ability to be a fantastic mum shines through and it is heartwarming to know there are foster carers like Cathy who go the extra mile to help these children.
From start to finish this is another Cathy Glass triumph and I'm very much looking forward to the next book.
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As always cathy glass has wrote about another touching emotional journey in her role as a foster carer. Couldn't put it down. I always feel as if I am there xxx
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This book should be given to teenage boys and girls in school to read and than there may think about having a baby.
This is a story of a 17 year called Jade and her baby Courtney, Jade is homeless and has been in trouble with the police Cathy is asked to look after her till there found a mother and bay unit,
Cathy takes Jade in and finds that is very different to looking after young children,
Jade goes out with her mates smokes and gets drunk while she is still pregant and comes back to Cathy drunk and way pass the time she should have been home, Tyler her boyfriend and the father of the baby keeps telling Jade of for the smoking and drinking even after the baby is born,
Jade get caught shop lifting with her friend when she is out with Courtney and her social worker comes round and says that there are having a meeting to take the baby away, from here on you will need a box of tissues,
Cathy starts to blame herself for helping to much with the baby, which any one would, i cant tell you the ending as it would spoil it
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Cathy Glass is a truley amazing lady, she has help so many children ,& not only the people she has looked after which have benefited from knowing Cathy, in everyone of her books she inspires people she has never met, I've loved all Cathy's book's , the only thing wrong is once you pick up one of Cathy's book's you just carn't put it down till you have finished reading it, I don't think Cathy realises how she helps people who have been through terrible things , she is such an amazing lady, I've even emailed Cathy on occasion's when I'm feeling down & she always takes the time to reply , I would recommend all Cathy's book's to everyone , she is such a fabulous lady , I carn't say enough about Cathy , She has made such a difference to my life just reading her books , she makes everyone feel like there is a place in this world for you, even after everything you've been through , she makes it possible for you to comprehend that not all people are bad, thank you Cathy for yet another amazing in sight in to the life of people you've helped ,
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