What could cause a mother to believe that giving away her newborn baby is her only option? Cathy Glass is about to find out. From author of Sunday Times and New York Times bestseller Damaged comes a harrowing and moving memoir about tiny Harrison, left in Cathy’s care, and the potentially fatal family secret of his beginnings.
When Cathy is first asked to foster one-day old Harrison her only concern is if she will remember how to look after a baby. But upon collecting Harrison from the hospital, Cathy realises she has more to worry than she thought when she discovers that his background is shrouded in secrecy.
She isn’t told why Harrison is in foster care and his social worker says only a few are aware of his very existence, and if his whereabouts became known his life, and that of his parents, could be in danger. Cathy tries to put her worries aside as she looks after Harrison, a beautiful baby, who is alert and engaging. Cathy and her children quickly bond with Harrison although they know that, inevitably, he will eventually be adopted.
But when a woman Cathy doesn’t know starts appearing in the street outside her house acting suspiciously, Cathy fears for her own family’s safety and demands some answers from Harrison’s social worker. The social worker tells Cathy a little but what she says is very disturbing . How is this woman connected to Harrison and can she answer the questions that will affect Harrison’s whole life?
About the author
Cathy has been a foster carer for over 20 years, during which time she has looked after more than 70 children, of all ages and backgrounds. Cathy runs training courses on fostering for her local Social Services, and helps draft new fostering procedures and guidelines. 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.
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A Baby's Cry
This was a really heart warming book. It was not nearly as sad as some of the other books. I still managed to shed a tear though. The book had a happy ending which gave me faith in society.Once again Cathy I could not put the book down. Adrian and Paula must of leant so much and be very wise children. Thank you
This book broke my heart in more ways then one
I felt like I was there every step of the way with you Cathy, your amazing! And have inspired me to look at how I can be selfless and make the world a better place! All the very best to you, your daughter and son. Xx
I loved this book, brilliant story and so we'll written. Cathy Glass is truly amazing in the way she helps these children and has the time to write about her fostering and the many she has helped. I couldn't put this one down!!