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Price: $16.99

Category: Family & Relationships / Adoption & Fostering; Autobiographical Fiction

Paperback: 298: ISBN-10: 0-9823077-4-8;ISBN-13: 978-0-9823077-4-8: eBook price $9.99

ISBN eBook: 978-0-9823077-5-5   

Library of Congress Control Number: 2010936793

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"Hattie's Advocate details the art of foster parenting. Many caveats wrapped into this easy-to-read storyline. An excellent resource for parents and professionals. Bravo!

-Rajendra Lowtan, M.D., Director of Committed to Change

"A beautiful story and firsthand account of the trials and tribulations of foster care and adoption. It is an inspirational read told with humor and heart. A must read... especially for anyone considering foster care or adoption."

- Harlee B. Levy, Attorney at Law

"This book is a good read and an outstanding guide for new and veteran foster parents. It is also an excellent resource book for understanding the multifaceted world of foster care."

- Wanda Soares Nottingham, UMBC Africana Studies Support Staff, Foster and Adoptive Parent

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Matthew and Krista Hoffman are licensed foster parents in the Baltimore/Washington area and have specialized in therapeutic care for nearly a decade.  Matthew graduated with a B.A. in Sociology from UMBC, and spent time working in special education classrooms, healthcare, and social security.  Krista graduated with a M.A. in Clinical Psychology from Loyola University and is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, LCPC, and a Parenting Coordinator for the Howard County Circuit Court.  Krista began a career in psychology at University of Maryland Medical Center’s Division of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry, and now works in private practice.  She has mentored children through The Choice program at UMBC and has taught English and Psychology at Mount De Sales Academy.  Together Matthew and Krista have achieved their greatest accomplishment, nurturing the talents of several foster children in a therapeutic and loving environment.