Larry Holme shares his and his husband's story about the trials, tribulations, and joys of being foster parents. Giving a heartfelt view about the interactions with the different social care services and charities from the perspective of same-sex couples wanting to care for children.
While not a ‘how to' guide to adopting or fostering children, Larry's story will hopefully help guide the choices of people wanting to adopt or foster through his experiences and lessons learned. The honest and open tale not only gives the joys that can be gained from looking after children in care, but it also shares the challenges, and potential heartache.
This story is based upon Larry and his husband, Robin, as a same-sex couple with the drive and enthusiasm to have a family of their own but not through biological means. With issues covered that include homophobic misconceptions and bias, as well challenges faced in society, Larry shares the experiences well and his enthusiasm for the provision of care for children in need is clear, even with the ups and downs in his own experience.
ISBN : 978-1-80074-820-0
Pages : 178
Size : 205x140
Imprint : Olympia Publishers
Larry Holme is a hotelier in Kent, England, whose passion for helping young people is witnessed in his continued commitment to the Army Cadet Force as a volunteer. He has also built schools in Peru and Kenya, actively taking on the work himself. With twenty-two years in business and twelve years working with young people to better their lives, he has also found time to start writing. With a degree in Hospitality Management and one in Leadership Management, Larry is currently studying for his third in Psychology in order to better support his family.