Deborah Gold

Deborah Gold is the pseudonym of a teacher, writer, and former foster parent. Licensed for fifteen years, she and her husband eventually gained custody of two siblings.

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Counting Down · A Memoir of Foster Parenting and Beyond
By Deborah Gold

When Deborah Gold and her husband signed up to foster parent in their rural mountain community, they did not foresee that it would lead to a rollercoaster fifteen years of involvement with the traumatized yet resilient birth family. They fell in love with Michael (a toddler when he came to them), yet they had to reckon with the knowledge that he could leave their lives at any time.