Real Stories of
Hope and Resilience
from Foster Care
"I didn't grow up having role models. I grew up having people I didn't want to be like and seeing situations I'd never want to be in. Not all of us are dealt the right cards, but that does not mean you can't reshuffle the deck for a better outcome."
Reshuffled at a Glance
Reshuffled is the product of a three-year effort by authors Linda Palmer and Tracy Gharbo to create a reference for teens experiencing foster and kinship care. The stories within Reshuffled are intended to help those currently in the system to define the future of their dreams and aspirations. All proceeds from the sale of Reshuffled are being donated to Colonial Court Appointed Special Advocates, to help neglected and abused children find their voice in the legal system.
Meet some of our contributors
Making A Difference
Community Leader, Attorney, and Motivational Speaker.
"I've always made the calculation that if you're willing to help yourself, you'll get a lot of people who are interested in helping you also. I've always seen that if I am working towards something it makes people gravitate to be at my side and want me to succeed."
“It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness, it was the epoch of belief, it was the epoch of incredulity, it was the season of Light, it was the season of Darkness, it was the spring of hope, it was the winter of despair…”
A Tale of Two Cities (1859)
Our book is filled with real stories from 22 former foster children and one fostering family. Each chapter tells a unique life lesson to inspire and offer hope to those in foster and kinship care today.