Published September 2021
When I was asked to foster Darcy-May, a two-day old baby, I immediately teared up. She was coming to me straight from hospital and would have no contact with her teenage mother, Haylea. Even more worrying, she would arrive with a police escort as it was crucial her extended family didn’t know where she was.
Abandoned at birth, my family and I quickly bonded with little Darcy-May although we knew she would eventually leave us to be adopted. That was the care plan. However, rarely is fostering straight forward, and when Haylea asked for contact a different story began to emerge. So horrific I struggled at times to write this book, but her story needed to be told.