Children in foster care and adopted children have usually suffered painful separations from their families for reasons they may not understand. They are often very confused, angry, and sad. This appealing and comforting story explores their experiences, problems, and emotions. Foster and adoptive parents, counselors and therapists will find Zachary's New Home to be a useful tool for understanding these children and helping them to cope with their many losses and to feel happier about the present and optimistic about their future.
About the Authors

Geraldine Molettiere Blomquist, MSW, LCSW, is a therapist and social worker for an intensive treatment program for seriously disturbed children and adolescents, for child protection services, and for adoption services. She supervises and trains foster parents for the Adams County Department of Social Services in Colorado, and is in private practice.

Paul B. Blomquist, a science librarian, maintains an interest in children's literature by reading to their daughters.

About the Illustrator
Margo Lemieux is an artist, designer, illustrator, and teacher who lives in Mansfield, Massachusetts.
Reviews & Awards

This story warmly expresses the genuine trauma of children who are placed in foster and adoptive care.…As both an administrator and therapist, I wholeheartedly endorse this engaging story for use for children with these special needs.
—Billie Lillie, MSW, LCSW, clinical director, Jewish Family and Children's Services, Denver, Colorado

Special and touching…[it] would make children going through such experiences know they are not alone and that there are people who understand.
Priority Parenting

The illustrations are beautifully pencilled…the authors do a credible job of portraying the anguish and self-doubt and testing that go on when a child is…placed in a new setting.
The Gifted Child Today