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An Orphan's Wish

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Thank you for visiting my site. I am an advocate for children, a mother, and an author.

After living in China for almost five years, I published my memoir, Silent Tears; A Journey of Hope In A Chinese Orphanage. The interest in my story makes it possible for me to continue my passion to make a difference in the lives of children in the orphanages of China.

Now I use my love and knowledge of China to write Asian-inspired fiction. I am also a volunteer director for AOW (An Orphans Wish), an organization that proudly supports children in China.

Using news articles, special interest stories, and fiction, I strive to bring the adoption community together with others who would like to learn more about China. Visit me on Facebook or write me an email. I love to hear your comments or share in your life experiences!

Latest blog post from AOW

  • AOW Closing the End of 2013 December 18, 2013
    December 18, 2013 To our cherished and steadfast supporters, I write this with a heavy heart. As you all know, An Orphan’s Wish has experienced numerous changes over the last six months. We have done our best to navigate these … Continue reading →

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Release Countdown!

Bitter Winds;
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The Tales of the Scavenger's Daughters Saga Continues!

Where is it now:
With beta readers
With my story editor
With my copyeditor
With my proofreaders
Final formatting
Available for Pre-Order on Amazon!
Released on Amazon

And Project Two is....Willow Series!
By popular request, I'm extending the prologue from Silent Tears to a full novel with the working title of 'Willow' so that readers can see where the little girl's fate takes her.

Where is it now:
With Beta Readers

When You Are Looking for Hope & Advice

Sometimes adoption isn’t always ladybugs and rainbows, and you need some help. A willing ear to listen to, some advice from one who’s been there, or just a sliver of hope that you’ll get through the difficult days. Below is a list of resources:

Yahoo Group 'Attach China'
This is a list for parents who have adopted children from China other countries who are experiencing attachment trauma issues, including sleep problems, severe separation anxiety, severe temper tantrums, oppositional behavior, etc.

Yahoo Group 'Daily Parenting Reflections'
Join other parents from around the world who are working to implement the Beyond Consequences model. You will find support and information here from other parents who "get it". The group has evolved into a wonderfully supportive, safe place for parents of challenging children to come for ideas, advice, reinforcement and kind words.

Facebook Closed Groups
(Must ask to be invited)
Surviving Reattachment Disorder
China’s Children International
Adopting Chinese Tweens/Teens

Latest blog posts from Kay

Bitter Winds is now Available!

Bitter Winds is now Available!

April 8th, 2014

Now available [here] on Amazon, the third book of the Tales of the Scavenger’s Daughters series,[...]

FREE on KINDLE today thru Thursday….Kay Bratt’s Red Skies!

FREE on KINDLE today thru Thursday....Kay Bratt's Red Skies!

April 1st, 2014

Red Skies, a companion novel set in the world of The Tales of the Scavenger's Daughters is Free Ap[...]

Would You Like to Make Someone’s Day with a Book?

Would You Like to Make Someone's Day with a Book?

March 31st, 2014

In addition to supporting work for orphans in China, I like to try to focus on my community when pos[...]