Second Time Foster Child

One Family's Fight for Their Son's Mental Healthcare and Preservation of Their Family
Author(s): Toni Hoy
Original Publish Date: Mar 01, 2012
Product Number: EB00737846
Released: Oct 11, 2018
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781614481614
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"Toni walks us through the experience of having foster children with undiagnosed mental illness . . . moving and heart-wrenching" (Marcia Stein, PHR, CA, author of Strained Relations). As an infant, Daniel entered the foster care system as a result of severe neglect, which manifested in violence and aggression later in his childhood after he was adopted by Jim and Toni Hoy. Desperate to get him into a residential treatment center and keep their other children safe, Jim and Toni were given two options by the state of Illinois: either keep him in a psychiatric hospital or be charged by the Department of Children and Family Services with child endangerment for failure to protect their other children. Mental health professionals recommended abandoning Daniel at the hospital after the state denied all viable sources of funding for his treatment. So Daniel re-entered the foster care system for no other reason than he was mentally ill. A year later, Daniel's mother discovered that his treatment was covered by a funding source that he was awarded as part of his special needs adoption. How could they get the state government to understand the federal law and re-gain custody of their son? Second Time Foster Child is the story of parents who never gave up on their son, despite being prosecuted and persecuted in exchange for his medically necessary treatment. "Toni Hoy bares her soul in this courageous true story of her family's journey to help and heal her severely traumatized adopted son." —Michael Groomer, founder, and Beverly Hansen, executive director, Advocates for Children of Trauma

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