An Innocent Baby

by Cathy Glass | Biographies & Memoirs |
ISBN: 0008466483 Global Overview for this book
Registered by TempleCloud of Radstock, Somerset United Kingdom on 3/8/2023
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Journal Entry 1 by TempleCloud from Radstock, Somerset United Kingdom on Wednesday, March 8, 2023
This is a fairly recent instalment in Cathy Glass's many books about the children she has fostered, and quite topical in the context of recent controversy on social media about adoption versus abortion. I bought it to read and pass on to a friend who collects them, but as she already has this one, I decided to send it BookCrossing instead.

For a change, Cathy is asked to care for a newborn baby girl, Darcy-May, until suitable adoptive parents can be found, rather than being handed an older child who has been rescued from abuse, neglect or family disaster. It should be straightforward.

But Darcy-May's mother, fourteen-year-old Haylea, is herself a lonely, abused and suicidal child who desperately needs a loving family. Inevitably, Cathy winds up having to take responsibility for both girls until they can find permanent homes - and live with the fact that they are more like two unrelated children than a family group, as Haylea (very understandably under the circumstances) doesn't want anything to do with her daughter.

Surely, finding suitable adoptive parents for sweet, uncomplicated infant Darcy-May ought to be easier than finding a forever family who can help Haylea recover from her trauma? After all, there are far more couples who want to have a baby than there are babies available for adoption, especially cute, healthy, non-disabled babies without a history of abuse or drug addiction.

But of course, we know that it was easy and simple, it wouldn't take a whole book to tell the story. Those of us who wish that more people chose to adopt children, so that fewer women and girls felt the need to have an abortion if they aren't able to bring up their babies, need books like this and another of Glass's memoirs, Nobody's Son, as a reminder that even in this day and age, families who are passed as suitable to adopt aren't always as reliable as they seem.

Released 11 mos ago (3/29/2023 UTC) at Ashwick and Oakhill Community Café in Oakhill, Somerset United Kingdom

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I had bought this thinking to pass it on to a friend of mine, but it turned out that she already had it. So I donated this copy to the Community Library at Oakleaf Cafe.

Journal Entry 3 by Ashwick-VH-OBCZ at Oakhill, Somerset United Kingdom on Saturday, May 20, 2023
Thanks, Temple!

Journal Entry 4 by Ashwick-VH-OBCZ at Oakhill, Somerset United Kingdom on Wednesday, June 21, 2023
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Released 5 mos ago (9/27/2023 UTC) at Ashwick and Oakhill Community Café in Oakhill, Somerset United Kingdom

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