Book Review: Welcome to the Roller Coaster

May is National Foster Care Month. Get to know the many faces of foster care. #FosterCareMonth

To kick off National Foster Care Month, I have a treat for you! Have you ever wished for a secret window into the real lives of foster parents? Maybe just a little peephole into their inner thoughts and feelings? How about a no-holds-barred-tell-it-like-it-really-is account of the roller coaster that is foster parenting? I thought so, and you’re in luck!!

I received a complimentary copy of Welcome to the Roller Coaster to facilitate my review. All opinions are my own. 

Fourteen foster moms, who have fostered a combined total of over 135 children, decided it was time for the world to see a real picture of foster parenting - the joy, the heartbreak, the frustration, the fact that we don't live in a Lifetime Movie....Fourteen foster moms, who have fostered a combined total of over 135 children, decided it was time for the world to see a real picture of foster parenting – the joy, the heartbreak, the frustration, the fact that we don’t live in a Lifetime Movie….

I have the privilege of knowing a few of these women personally, and I have to say – they have really outdone themselves. Welcome to the Roller Coaster is a candid, unapologetic  collection of stories straight from the hearts of real foster moms.

If you are a foster parent, or know a foster parent, or have thought about becoming a foster parent, or even just wondered if Ms. Hannigan is the real-deal, this book is for you.

From the first call for placement, to reunification, to a child moving to an adoptive placement, Welcome to the Roller Coaster covers the gamut of foster care realities and of foster parents’ emotions.

I was astonished by the openness and honesty of these moms, who laid their triumphs and struggles bare in their quest to not only show non-foster parents what this life truly looks like, but also to assure other foster parents that they are not alone on this wild ride.

I’ve talked about the necessity of building your Foster Parenting Sisterhood, and Welcome to the Roller Coaster is a built-in sisterhood that you can have delivered immediately to your Kindle!

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