Resources for Untethered
I was inspired to write Untethered after I read an article called “The Child Exchange: Inside America’s Underground Market for Adopted Children, by Megan Twohey (Reuters, September 9, 2013). You can find that article here.
I decided my fictional adopted child would be a former foster child, rather than a child adopted privately, and to learn about foster care, I relied on a number of sources and experts, including these:
To The End of June: The Intimate Life of American Foster Care, by Chris Beam (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2013)
Three Little Words, A Memoir, by Ashley Rhodes-Courter (Simon Pulse 2008)
One Small Boat: The Story of a Little Girl, Lost Then Found, by Kathy Harrison (Tarcher/Penguin 2006)
Another Place At The Table, by Kathy Harrison (Tarcher/Penguin 2003)