Foster Care Odyssey: A Black Girl's Story


      Foster Care Odyssey: A Black Girl's Story
Without signing the documents that would permit adoption, young Theresa Cameron s mother placed her little daughter under the aegis of Catholic Charities, and then the mother vanished forever.During the 1960s and 1970s this abandoned, unadoptable child was shuttled through foster homes in the vicinity of Buffalo, N.Y Insecure, desolate, and frightened, she was rotated through group homes and the houses of alien families, the victim of religious hypocrisy, racial prejudice, and insult.Theresa remained in this bleak, shame imposing limbo until she was eighteen Foster Care Odyssey is her candid story What little I owned, she writes, could have fit inside my usual moving day luggage a couple of shopping bags Besides my clothing, I only had a few school supplies Like the other girls at the group home, I attached very little sentimental value to the items I owned The only thing of value that could not be taken away from me were my thoughts Theresa places her narrative against the backdrop of the civil rights movement in blue collar Buffalo, where mixed race foster homes were almost unknown and where she witnessed a welfare system that accorded only marginal benevolence to children, particularly black children caught in the squeeze of bureaucratic machinery.As she passed through her turbulent teenage years, she acquired both a strong will and a tough veneer to shield herself from the many hurts in a restrictive world infused with racism and institutional segregation.Her coming of age narrative voices plainspoken criticism of the pernicious system which engulfed her and other helpless abandoned children.Theresa Cameron is an associate professor of planning in the College of Architecture and Environmental Design at Arizona State University She has been published in the Journal of Health and Social Policy, Policy Studies Journal, and Landscape and Urban Planning Copublished with the Center for American Places Free Read [ Foster Care Odyssey: A Black Girl's Story ] by [ Theresa Cameron ] For Kindle ePUB or eBook – tbjewellers.co.uk

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  • Hardcover
  • 255 pages
  • Foster Care Odyssey: A Black Girl's Story
  • Theresa Cameron
  • English
  • 17 March 2018
  • 1578064201

10 thoughts on “ Foster Care Odyssey: A Black Girl's Story

  1. says:

    This is a very good book is shows how she went through so many things

  2. says:

    Contrary to Night, Theresa Cameron had to battle her traumas alone Her first foster home and potentially her best one , was ripped from her at a tender age because of the politics of Catholic Charities placing a foster child in a non Catholic home I wish I could say her foster journey goes up from there, but the system, much as it does today, failed her, allowing her to be adoptable when her chance of adoption was slim to none, especially for a black girl growing u...

  3. says:

    This is Cameron s story of her childhood in which she was transferred from foster home to foster home, all the while shielding herself from forming attachments or allowing herself to feel loved I don t know much about the foster care system and of course, we hear the horror stories in the media, but I found Cameron s book to be insightful She was never abused, starved, beaten, but she was irrevocably effected by her time in foster care I wouldn t be surprised if many foster care children felt This is Cameron s story of her childhood in which she was transferred from foster home to foster home, all the while shielding herself from forming attachments or allowing herself to feel loved I don t know much about the foster care system and of course, we hear the horror stories in the media, but I found Cameron s bo...

  4. says:

    A great book that opened my eyes to what it was like to grow up as a minority in the foster care system Against all odds, Cameron found a way to be successful I looked up her life story afterwards and the obstacles didn t stop when she came ...

  5. says:

    Very slow read

  6. says:

    It was interesting and it kept me reading

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