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Miniter, Richard F.
THE THINGS I WANT MOST : THE EXTRAORDINARY STORY OF A BOY'S JOURNEY TO A FAMILY OF HIS OWN
New York : Bantam Books, 2000
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ISBN 0553379763
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It was a note buried within an eleven year old child that changed the life of the Miniter family. Mike was a frightened child crying out for help. He wanted three things in life, a family, a fishing pole and a family. After many treacherous hours of paperwork and grief, the Miniter family has custody over Mike. But that is not the end, follow ups with counselors and school meetings for Mike acting out of class are becoming priorities for them. The family is trying to make Mikeâ€ôs dream come true, but it is the fear, anger and heartache of this child that has torn this family. They have every reason to give up, but they never stop trying, for the power of love. Is this power of love strong enough to keep this family together or will Mike's behaviors get him kicked into the streets again? Find out if Mike will ever have someone to call mom and dad or not by read "The things I want Most" by: Richard Miniter.  (Stephani Reiher, Sr-Reiher@wiu.edu, college student)
SUBJECTS:     Foster home care -- Case studies.
                        Foster children -- Case studies.
                        Emotionally disturbed children -- Case studies.

 
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