In this very personal autobiography, Hillery weaves humor and her heart to tell of her experience in raising two boys who she fostered, then adopted. It’s nothing short of a miracle that she was able to manage to do this on her own, but as she asserts, there were some people along the way that helped lighten her load and be the “village” to help raise the boys. It also speaks to the injustices that regularly take place in the foster system and the adoption support that is needed, particularly with the struggles that can take place with kids who have attachment issues or when being born drug-impacted impacts their growth and development. This is a great read for anyone who needs encouragement with fostering and adopting children. It’s also quite inspiring, even if that isn’t your walk in life, to see a woman have such a commitment and sacrifice to raising these boys, even when the rewards aren’t outweighing the costs.
Hillery St. George is a pseudonym used to protect the guilty. She is the proud mother of six children and a grammy to five grandchildren. She considers her greatest accomplishment to be raising a family. Hillery is an adjunct professor of Early Childhood Education, a Mental Health Counselor in private practice, and a Life Coach. She would like to thank the band of caring people who helped take the desperate out of the lullaby.
1 copy of Desperate Lullaby
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