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ISBN:068484480X
Author: Karolina Harris,Jennifer Toth
ISBN13: 978-0684844800
Title: Orphans of the Living: Stories of America's Children in Foster Care
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Language: English
Category: Social Sciences
Publisher: Touchstone Press; 1st. edition (July 1, 1998)
Pages: 320

Orphans of the Living: Stories of America's Children in Foster Care by Karolina Harris,Jennifer Toth



This book was a great find for me! I have always been very interested in stories about foster children and was a former lisenced foster parent myself. When I started reading Orphans of the Living, I wasn't too sure about it because it seemed a little wordy and acedemic. I am so glad though that I chose to continue on! I loved how this book followed the stories of many dfferent children. Orphans of the Living gave such a wide prosepective on the lives of children without parents  . Must read this book if you are involved or working with children in the foster care system. Touching and horrifying at the same time.

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eye-opening look at how America cares for its abused and neglected children, Jennifer Toth travels to foster-care homes, orphanages, and juvenile detention centers to record the poignant, often heroic voices of youngsters trying to survive in an overburdened system. Jennifer Toth's first book, The Mole People, spurred federal funding for the homeless living in the tunnels under New York City. Now Toth turns her attention to another hidden population - children trapped in the maze of the "substitute care system".

Reader, beware: Jennifer Toth's Orphans of the Living is not a happy book. Jennifer Toth describes vibrantly the lives of five extraordinary children who were thrown away by their families and stuck in the nation's mess of a foster-care system. What these kids have to put up with is unreal - crazy foster parents, judges and inept social workers keen on covering their butts. Toth does a great job of bringing these kids to life, from the day they were born until they reach adulthood. Toth's book graphically illustrates the evils of foster care. Published by Thriftbooks. com User, 20 years ago. Unfortunately today, society is no longer surprised by the thought of child neglect or abuse. Such stories are found in the local and national news daily.

Dueling book cover. ay the best design win! Start Voting. It is curious that physical courage should be so common in the world and moral courage so rare. More: Courage quotes. In fact, it would be difficult to find a more depressing subject than the current state of foster care in the United States. Nevertheless, in an age plagued by drastic governmental cut-backs on social programs-a time in which women and children are by far the most numerous victims of poverty-the fate of foster children is an important, if painful, subject. Her book is strongest in chronicling the outrageous breakdowns in a system meant to help, not hurt. So relentless is the misery outlined in Orphans of the Living that by the book's end one wishes Toth had given the reader some crumbs of hope by proposing concrete ways in which the system might be improved. see all 2 descriptions).

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Jennifer Toth's first book, The Mole People, spurred federal funding for the homeless living in the tunnels under New York City. Toth takes readers into the lives of shattered families unable or unwilling to care for their children, exposing the inadequacies of government policies and introducing the foster parents, judges, psychologists, and social workers ill-equipped to handle their often bleak jobs. Most important, she presents the kids who, with humor,.

The author visits America's foster care homes and juvenile detention centers to speak with youngsters trying to survive in a overextended system, revealing how the nation cares for its abused and neglected children. Reprint. 15,000 first printing.
Reviews: 7
cyrexoff
This book was a great find for me! I have always been very interested in stories about foster children and was a former lisenced foster parent myself. When I started reading Orphans of the Living, I wasn't too sure about it because it seemed a little wordy and acedemic. I am so glad though that I chose to continue on! I loved how this book followed the stories of many dfferent children. Orphans of the Living gave such a wide prosepective on the lives of children without parents. I would highly, highly recommend this book to anyone who is interested in foster care or adoption or really anyone who just wants a fascinating and educational read! Jennifer Toth did a great job!
Natety
Eye opening, sad and even inspiring. Will motivate you to get involved. I am reading this as a Guardian Ad Litem volunteer.
Breder
Orphans of the Living starts out with a bang, but drags to an end. The initial story of the two orphanages in a small southern town educates the reader on the foster care system and children's homes as they function today. It is much different than Annie or the Cider House Rules. I was riveted to the way different children reacted to being separated from their parents, and how they dealt with the typical sexual and physical abuse present in their lives. It even helped me understand the behaviour of certain disadvantaged children in my personal history. Unfortunately, much of it was all too familiar to me from children I knew growing up.
Perhaps it's a liberal cliche, but it's important to understand the criminal. Many of the foster children were involved in criminal behaviour, but much of the time, it was almost not of their own will. One child does not understand why it was wrong for him to rape another child, because it was the way that 'love' was shown to him in his formative years. Orphans of the Living covers this topic particularly well in the first section.
Orphans of the Living does a particularly good job of showing all types, a wide variety, of foster children. White or black, from good family or from none. Whatever your mental stereotype, it will be challenged. I also liked the way she did not specify race unless necessary, which allows us to escape our own biases as we read.
I only gave it 3 stars because it wasn't as interesting as her previous book - The Mole People. Some chapters are inordinately long. Luckily, none of the sections rely on one another, so if one child's story simply bores you, you can safely skip it and read the next. However, The Mole People was never boring, so I had to take some marks from Orphans of the Living. It also hasn't become a topic of constant conversation like other books I've read lately. Still, I would recommend it to anyone interested in this area of study.
Winasana
This book is extremely thought provoking and has helped mold the way that I look at some of the cases I work with today. A small collection of stories of various children and what they go through post abuse. It was hard to put down and i'm sure that it will be a motivating piece for someone else to read. I actually found this book on the National CASA website, it was a part of their recommended readings.
Fani
great book
Akta
Great read for foster parents or those thinking about fostering
Delagamand
Good read
Must read this book if you are involved or working with children in the foster care system. Touching and horrifying at the same time.