As a child advocate for the family court system, I have a pretty good idea of what foster care is like. Sarah Sentilles is spot on in her memoir about her and her husband’s experience training and becoming foster parents. Sentilles accurately portrays the emotions of the parents, foster parents, social workers, and children involved. She uses examples from animals and plants to show techniques of care in the natural world. But even after they accumulate this knowledge, Sarah and her husband underestimate the pull on their heartstrings at the possibility of a child’s loss from their lives.
Stranger Care by Sarah Sentilles (List Price: $28, Random House, 9780593230039, 5/4/2021)
Reviewed by Linda Hodges, Fiction Addiction in Greenville, South Carolina