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The Resource Fall or fly : the strangely hopeful story of foster care and adoption in Appalachia, Wendy Welch

Fall or fly : the strangely hopeful story of foster care and adoption in Appalachia, Wendy Welch

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Fall or fly : the strangely hopeful story of foster care and adoption in Appalachia
Title
Fall or fly
Title remainder
the strangely hopeful story of foster care and adoption in Appalachia
Statement of responsibility
Wendy Welch
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Author
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Language
eng
Summary
"Chaos. Frustration. Compassion. Desperation. Hope. These are the five words that author Wendy Welch says best summarize the state of foster care in the coalfields of Appalachia. Her assessment is based on interviews with more than sixty social workers, parents, and children who have gone through "the system." The riveting stories in Fall or Fly tell what foster care is like, from the inside out. In depictions of foster care and adoption, stories tend to cluster at the dark or light ends of the spectrum, rather than telling the day-to-day successes and failures of families working to create themselves. Who raises other people's children? Why? What's money got to do with it when the love on offer feels so real? And how does the particular setting of Appalachia--itself so frequently oversimplified or stereotyped--influence the way these questions play out? In Fall or Fly, Welch invites people bound by a code of silence to open up and to share their experiences. Less inspiration than a call to caring awareness, this pioneering work of storytelling journalism explores how love, compassion, money, and fear intermingle in what can only be described as a marketplace for our nation's greatest asset"--
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Welch, Wendy
Dewey number
362.73/30974
Index
no index present
LC call number
HV875.56.A7
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Adoption
  • Foster home care
  • Social work with children
  • FAMILY & RELATIONSHIPS / Adoption & Fostering
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE / Social Work
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE / Public Policy / Social Security
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE / Public Policy / Social Services & Welfare
  • Adoption
  • Foster home care
  • Social work with children
  • Appalachian Region
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Fall or fly : the strangely hopeful story of foster care and adoption in Appalachia, Wendy Welch
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Includes bibliographical references
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online resource
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  • cr
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rdacarrier
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multicolored
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text
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  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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1018307515
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
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unknown
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online
Isbn
9780821446232
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unknown
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computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
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  • c
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not applicable
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Specific material designation
remote
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(OCoLC)1018307515
Label
Fall or fly : the strangely hopeful story of foster care and adoption in Appalachia, Wendy Welch
Publication
Copyright
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
1018307515
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780821446232
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1018307515

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