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When I was asked to foster little Alex, aged 7, my immediate reaction was: Why can’t he stay with his present carers for the last month? He’d already had many moves since coming into care as a toddler and he’d only be with me a short while before he went to live with his permanent adoptive family. But the present carers were expecting a baby and the foster mother wasn’t coping, so Alex came to me.

He settled easily and was so looking forward to having a forever family of his own. I was happy for him too. The introductions and move to his adoptive family went very well and I waved him off feeling that his story would certainly have happy ending. But Alex was only with his family a week when problems began. What happened next was truly shocking and upsetting for us all. It calls into question the whole matching and adoption process. It wasn’t the first time it had happened and it won’t be the last.

Reviews for Nobody’s Son:

Amazon 5*:
Amazing book, I was filled with emotion for this lost little boy.

Brilliant. Never disappoints

Another excellent book by Cathy Glass. I couldn’t put it down

Amazing book I read it in one sitting.

So beautifully written my heart ached for Alex. Another amazing read!

Poignant and touching

Another excellent book by my favourite author

Fantastically well written

Goodreads 5* review
A very good book that calls into question the workings of our adoption system.

Another great book

Lovereading review
A poignant and stirring glimpse into the life of foster care.

An excellent book, wonderfully written

Kobo 5* review
shocking and upsetting

A Lownie, literary agent.
lots of twists and turns and told with great observational detail,