They’ve already had a lot. Could it be they were a result of a genuine accident as Aneta is claiming? Both children become sick with a mysterious illness while, Cathy, experienced foster carer, is looking after them. Aneta maintains she is innocent of harming them, while Filip appears bewildered and out of his depth.
Very worried, she asks for more hospital tests to be done. When cathy’s daughter, lucy, becomes ill too she believes she has found the cause of Kit and Molly’s illness and the parents aren’t to blame. However, nothing could be further from the truth and what comes to light is far more sinister and shocking.
. Innocent is the shocking true story of little Molly and Kit, siblings, aged 3 years and 18 months, who are brought into care as an emergency after suffering non-accidental injuries. Aneta and filip, the children’s parents, are distraught when their children are taken into care. It’s true the family has never come to the attention of the social services before and little Kit and Molly appear to have been well looked after, but Kit has a broken arm and bruises on his face.
Finding Stevie: A dark secret. A child in crisis.
Finding stevie is a dark and poignant true story that highlights the dangers lurking online. When stevie’s social worker tells cathy, an experienced foster carer, that Stevie, 14, is gender fluid she isn’t sure what that term means and looks it up. Stevie, together with his younger brother and sister, have been brought up by their grandparents as their mother is in prison.
Cathy warns him about the dangers of talking to strangers online and advises him how to stay safe. When his younger siblings tell their grandmother that they have a secret they can’t tell, Cathy is worried. But the grandparents can no longer cope with Stevie’s behaviour so they place him in care. Stevie is exploring his gender identity, and like many young people he spends time online.
However, nothing could have prepared her for the truth when Stevie finally breaks down and confesses what he’s done.
Where Has Mommy Gone?: When there is nothing left but memories...
But it isn’t long before she feels there is more going on than she or the social services are aware of. Although melody is angry at having to leave her mother, as many children coming into care are, she also worries about her obsessively – far more than is usual. Yet there is a lost and vulnerable look about Amanda, and Cathy starts to see why Melody worries about her and feels she needs looking after.
When amanda misses contact, it is assumed she has forgotten, but nothing could have been further from the truth…. The true story of melody, aged 8, the last of five siblings to be taken from her drug dependent single mother and brought into care. When cathy is told about Melody’s terrible childhood, she is sure she’s heard it all before.
Amanda, melody’s mother, is also angry and takes it out on Cathy at contact, which again is something Cathy has experienced before.
Innocent: Part 2 of 3: The True Story of Siblings Struggling to Survive
Aneta maintains she is innocent of harming them, while Filip appears bewildered and out of his depth. It’s true the family has never come to the attention of the social services before and little Kit and Molly appear to have been well looked after, but Kit has a broken arm and bruises on his face. Very worried, she asks for more hospital tests to be done.
When cathy’s daughter, lucy, becomes ill too she believes she has found the cause of Kit and Molly’s illness and the parents aren’t to blame. However, nothing could be further from the truth and what comes to light is far more sinister and shocking. Innocent can either be read as a full-length eBook or in 3 serialised eBook-only parts.
This is part 2 of 3innocent is the shocking true story of little Molly and Kit, siblings, aged 3 years and 18 months, who are brought into care as an emergency after suffering non-accidental injuries. Aneta and filip, the children’s parents, are distraught when their children are taken into care. Could it be they were a result of a genuine accident as Aneta is claiming? Both children become sick with a mysterious illness while, Cathy, experienced foster carer, is looking after them.
They’ve already had a lot.
Mummy Told Me Not to Tell: The true story of a troubled boy with a dark secret
Having been in care for four months his aggressive and disruptive behaviour has seen him passed from carer to carer. When reece arrives at cathy's door aged 7 years old, he has already passed through the hands of four different carers in four weeks. Although only 7, he has been excluded from school, and bites people so often that his mother calls him 'Sharky'.
Cathy wants to find the answers for Reece’s distressing behaviour, but he has been sworn to secrecy by his mother, and will not tell them anything. As the social worker prepares for the final hearing, he finds five different files on Reece’s family, and is incredulous that he had not been removed from them as a baby.
. When the darkest of family secrets is revealed to Cathy, Reece’s behaviour suddenly starts to make sense, and together they can begin to rebuild his life. As the details of his short life emerge, it becomes clear that to help him, Cathy will face her biggest challenge yet. The latest title from the author of Sunday Times and New York Times bestseller Damaged.
Reece is the last of six siblings to be fostered.
Will You Love Me?: The story of my adopted daughter Lucy
Right from the beginning lucy’s mother couldn’t cope, but it wasn’t until Lucy reached eight years old that she was finally taken into permanent foster care. By the time lucy is brought to live with Cathy she is eleven years old and severely distressed after being moved from one foster home to another.
. Withdrawn, refusing to eat and three years behind in her schooling, it is thought that the damage Lucy has suffered is irreversible. But cathy and her two children bond with Lucy quickly, and break through to Lucy in a way no-one else has been able to, finally showing her the loving home she never believed existed.
This eleventh memoir and latest title from the internationally bestselling author and foster carer Cathy Glass can either be read as a full eBook or in 3 serialised eBook-only parts. Will you love me tells the true story of Cathy’s adopted daughter Lucy. Lucy was born to a single mother who had been abused and neglected for most of her own childhood.
Cathy and lucy believe they were always destined to be mother and daughter – it just took them a little while to find each other.
Hidden: Betrayed, Exploited and Forgotten. How One Boy Overcame the Odds.
Tayo’s social worker searches all computer databases but there is no record of Tayo – he has only attended school for 3 terms and has never seen a doctor. Tayo has no past. Tayo is an 'invisible' child, kidnapped from his loving father in Nigeria and brought illegally to the UK by his drink and drugs dependent prostitute mother, where he is put to work in a sweat shop in Central London.
. The social worker gives cathy the forms which should contain Tayo’s history, but apart from his name and age, it is blank. He and his mother have been evading the authorities by living ‘underground’. With his mother recently released from prison, Tayo is desperate to live with his father in Nigeria, but no one can track him down or even prove that he exists.
He has been brought to her by the police, but he is calm, polite, and very well spoken, and not at all like the children she normally fosters. When he sustains an injury and is no longer earning, he is cast out. When cathy takes tayo to school he points out a dozen different addresses where he has stayed in the last six months, often being left alone.
From the sunday times and new york times bestselling author of ‘Damaged’ comes the poignant and shocking memoir of Cathy’s recent relationship with Tayo, a young boy she fosters whose good behaviour and polite manners hide a terrible past. Tayo arrives at Cathy’s with only the clothes he stands up in.
Tayo lies, and manipulates situations to his own advantage and Cathy has to be continually on guard.
Cut: The true story of an abandoned, abused little girl who was desperate to be part of a family
Million-copy bestselling author cathy glass tells the story of Dawn, a sweet and seemingly well-balanced girl whose outward appearance masks a traumatic childhood of suffering at the hands of the very people who should have cared for her. Dawn was the first girl Cathy Glass ever fostered. It becomes a regular and frightening occurrence, and Cathy is horrified to find Dawn lighting a match whilst mumbling it’s not my fault in her sleep one night.
Cathy discovers Dawn is playing truant from school, and struggling to make friends. Sweet and seemingly well balanced girl, Dawn’s outward appearance masked a traumatic childhood so awful, that even she could not remember it. During the first night, cathy awoke to see Dawn looming above Cathy’s baby’s cot, her eyes staring and blank.
Dawn’s mother eventually confides in her that dawn was sent away to live with relatives in Ireland between the ages of 5 and 9, and Cathy soon realises that the horrors Dawn was exposed to during this time have left her a very disturbed little girl. Dawn has been self-harming in order to release the pain of her past.
When dawn attempts suicide, Cathy realises that she needs more help than she can give. More worryingly she finds her room empty one night, and her pillow covered in blood. She sleepwalks – which Cathy learns is often a manifestation in disturbed children.
Cruel to Be Kind: Saying no can save a child's life
He is fostered by cathy while his mother is in hospital with complications from type 2 diabetes. But his social worker isn’t the only one in denial; his whole family are too. He is fostered by cathy while his mother is in hospital with complications from type 2 diabetes. Cruel to be kind is the true story of Max, aged 6.
Fostering max gets off to a bad start when his mother, Caz, complains and threatens Cathy even before Max has moved in. Cruel to be kind is the true story of Max, aged 6. Cathy and her family are shocked when they first meet Max.
Nobody's Son: All Alex ever wanted was a family of his own
But alex is only with them for a week when problems begin. Born in a prison and removed from his drug-dependent mother, rejection is all that 7-year-old Alex knows. When cathy is asked to foster little alex, aged 7, her immediate reaction is: Why can’t he stay with his present carers for the last month? He’s already had many moves since coming into care as a toddler and he’ll only be with her a short while before he goes to live with his permanent adoptive family.
What happens next is both shocking and upsetting, and calls into question the whole adoption process. The introductions and move to his adoptive family go well. But the present carers are expecting a baby and the foster mother isn’t coping, so Alex goes to live with Cathy. He settles easily and is very much looking forward to having a forever family of his own.
The Child Bride
Cathy glass, tells the shocking story of Zeena, international bestselling author, a young Asian girl desperate to escape from her family. When 14 -year-old zeena begs to be taken into care with a non-Asian family, she is clearly petrified. But of what?placed in the home of experienced foster carer Cathy and her family, Zeena gradually settles into her new life, but misses her little brothers and sisters terribly.
But when her father and uncle find out, they bundle her into a car and threaten to set fire to her if she makes anymore trouble. Zeena is too frightened to press charges against them despite being offered police protection in a safe house. Eventually, cathy discovers the devastating truth from Zeena, and with devastation she believes there is little she can do to help her.
. Prevented from having any contact with them by her family who insist she has brought shame and dishonour on the whole community, Zeena tries to see them at school.