9780613280990

The Things I Want Most: The Extraordinary Story of a Boy's Journey to a Family of His Own

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  • ISBN13:

    9780613280990

  • ISBN10:

    0613280997

  • Copyright: 2000-09-01
  • Publisher: Turtleback Books
  • Purchase Benefits
List Price: $31.90

Summary

This candid and emotionally gripping memoir defines the very meaning of family, as Richard Miniter shares his captivating account of his family's turbulent but redemptive first year with their emotionally-scarred foster son.

When Richard and Sue Miniter decided to open their home -- and their hearts -- to a foster child, they couldn't imagine the frustrations and joys, the breakthroughs and setbacks, not to mention the emotional toil, that awaited them. Here is the remarkable true story of how their lives changed forever with their decision to answer an abandoned child's wish for "The Things I Want Most.

Table of Contents

Preface 1(2)
a family, a fishing pole, a family
3(14)
are you taking petey?
17(23)
visiting home
40(17)
the honeymoon
57(14)
i'm a baptist
71(14)
trooping the autumn colors
85(14)
i don't do Work
99(15)
i can help
114(14)
the initiation
128(20)
the test
148(18)
snow and conflict
166(15)
i never went to a real school
181(36)
broken glass, broken-paw medicine man
217(21)
truth, goals, and an anniversary
238(33)
Epilogue 271(4)
Acknowledgments 275(2)
About The Author 277

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