Eagerness fades into exhaustion as Tanisha brings chaos to her caring foster family
Thirteen-year-old Twila Hammond looked forward to having another foster child join their family. She knew what they there getting into. After all, she had two adopted siblings, and their family had fostered children before.
The social worker warned that this foster child would bring extra challenges due to the trauma and neglect she had experienced. But when little Tanisha arrived, beautiful, charming, and eager to please, Twila's fears vanished. Tanisha fit right in and seemed to adjust well.
Then things started to go wrong. No one could explain Tanisha's blank, uncooperative moods, her unyielding antagonism toward Mother, and her seeming delight in causing trouble and hurting others.
Exhausted and sometimes misunderstood, Twila and her family set out on a journey to find help and hope. How will God bring healing not only to the small wounded newcomer, but also to Twila and the rest of the family?
Table of Contents
- Note From the Author
- 1. An Orphanage at Home
- 2. Sweeper's Disease
- 3. Tanisha
- 4. Thankful for Snow?
- 5. The End of the Honeymoon
- 6. A Deep Black Hole
- 7. A Child Who Has Never Been Loved
- 8. A Glimmer of Hope
- 9. I'm Just a Bad Girl
- 10. God's Hands and Feet
- 11. The Forgivingest People in the World
- 12. Dollhouse Trauma
- 13. Birthday Misunderstanding
- 14. Too Much Excitement
- 15. Hugs for Mother
- 16. My Heart Says I Love You
- Reactive Attachment Disorder